Tonight I will share a few post cards from my collection. These come from the family archives.
My mind has wandered to post cards tonight since I posted about Ancestral Postmasters last night.
The script on the card reads ‘Greetings from Pearl Row.’
Pearl Row was my great-grandmother.
Evidently she had some personalized post cards made up.
The post card was not sent, so I can show the text that is in the area for the stamp. You could send a post card to the United States, Canada and Mexico for only one cent. For other countries you needed two cents.
You can also see the embossing of the card in this view of the back.
The card was not sent, but handwritten on the back is ‘To Will Hotchkiss’.
William Hotchkiss was my great-grandfather, so this was probably given to him when he was courting my great-grandmother. They were married in December of 1912.
This post card was also hand delivered. The back of the card reads ‘Eugene to his kind and loving mother.’
No date is on the card, but it looks like it is from the same time period. The card is from my great-grandfather’s brother.
I also like the roses on this card. The bi-color petals are really pretty. It is the only one of the three cards in this post that is not embossed and also the only one that was sent through the mail.
I hope that you enjoyed this look at Vintage Rose Post Cards.
Which one is your favorite?