Sunday, April 29, 2018

Oilette postcard of Carisbrooke Castle mailed in 1920

This lovely postcard features an original painting by Henry Bowser Wimbush titled "Carisbrooke Castle from Mill Pond." The Isle of Wight castle has a history — or, at least, the site has a history — that dates back well before the Romans were in what is now England.

Carisbrooke was the location of Charles I's imprisonment for more than a year before his execution on the grounds of high treason in 1649.

This is a Raphael Tuck & Sons' "Oilette" postcard. I wrote about those particular cards in December 2016 and February 2017.

The postcard was mailed in 1920 to — if I'm reading the understandably shaky cursive handwriting correctly — Leeland Thompson of Michigan. The note, I believe, states:
Dear Boy
I have got a badly sprained right wrist and can't answer your or grandma's letter now but will later. With love, Aunt Hattie.

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