"What a grand vacation. You should try it sometime. I’m wondering if I’ll be able to come down to Earth! Thanks for the card. Love, Grace"
Ship Mail - Nassau, Bahamas
"Thought you might like this. Hope you people are all O.K. Hope to be home in a month or so but I’m not sure. See you sometime Harry"
From the archives:
“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.