Monday, September 14, 2015

Because, sometimes, baby ostriches are just what you need on a Monday

Here's the perfect postcard for a Monday. It's titled "Baby Ostriches just out of the shell."

(And now these birds will all think that little girl in the white dress is their mother.)

The postcard has a stamp from California's Cawston Ostrich Farm, which was in business from 1886 to 1935, on the back.

The postcard from never mailed, but someone wrote a note across both sides of the reverse side. It might be a note that extended over multiple postcards, because it seems to end in midstream. Here it is:

"Dear Selina,
I am sending you the little calendars now because they might do no good later on. Please give one to Miss Midgley. We were glad to get your letter but very sorry you have had such a hard time. Will write soon. The mocking birds have begun their spring songs. One of their"

The postcard was published by Newman Post Card Co. of Los Angeles and California and is labeled B15 On the Road of a Thousand Wonders. According to, Newman was in existence from 1907 until the 1960s. It was "a publisher and printer of postcards in tinted halftone, mostly views of southern California, with some cards of Hawaii and Nevada and the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition. They were related to the O. Newman Company. Acquired by H.S. Crocker in the 1960’s."

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