“Wish you a happy new year, Aunt Nonnie”
“Wishing you all Merry Xmas. To Katie from cousin Emilie”
No postmark, no address
Wishing you a highly entertaining Hallowe’en
This Halloween card is illustrated by American commercial artist Ellen Clapsaddle, known for her holiday themed postcards in the late 19th and early 20th century and highly collectable today. Working with publishers in Germany in the 1900’s -10s, Ellen ended up lost, penniless and alone after World War I broke out.
“Dear Mary, I don’t know why you don’t write I would like to know how you made out. love Edna”
“Don’t forget the moon-light - GMG”
The Dorilton Apartment - New York, New York
c. 1900’s, No postmark, no address
Located at 171 71st Street and Broadway, the The Dorilton Apartment is still standing; although it’s surroundings look a bit different. The flamboyant building; featuring giant sculptures, ornate balconies and a three-story mansard roof, is a New York City landmark.
“This is just a bit of old Boston, but I assure you it is not half as clean as it looks - Francis”
Old State House - Boston, MA
“Have been thinking of you ever since I left New Orleans and believe me I sure am blue. Love and kisses to the only girl I ever did and ever will love. Gene”
No location, no postmark
“Greetings Bob - Just a line to say I didn’t really konk out the last time I went skiing - “Happy Days”?!”
Old Heidelberg Restaurant - Chicago, IL
Written on the top is “Hi Family!” as well as “Wallace in ‘48”, presumably a reference to Henry A Wallace - former Vice President and Progressive Party Nominee; running against Truman and Dewey in 1948.