Saturday, July 7, 2018

Saturday's postcard: Clara's
rainy-day message from 1920

The postcard was published by the Acmegraph Company1 of Chicago, which was only in business from 1908 to 1918, according to It was postmarked in Pasadena, California, on March 1, 1920, and mailed with a green, one-cent George Washington stamp.2

It appears to be marked as Number 11389, and the caption on the front states: "AMONG THE LIVE OAK BRANCHES, PASADENA, CAL."

The postcard was mailed to Mr. D.B. Stone in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. The short Leap Day message, written in cursive and pencil, states:
Feb. 29/20
Dear Bru. & Family,
This has been a very rainy day. Ezra is not feeling very good today, the rest are well.
I found a reference in the October 26, 1946, edition of the The (Huntingdon) Daily News to Daniel B. Stone and his wife Alice (nee Alice J. Robinette) celebrating their 43rd wedding anniversary. They were members of the Church of the Brethren, and Daniel Stone belonged to the Knights of Pythias.

1. That's where Wile E. Coyote got all his postcards.
2. Also in March 1920, President of Mexico Venustiano Carranza departed this mortal coil and "Dennis the Menace" cartoonist Hank Ketcham entered it.

1 comment:

  1. Bonus points for Wile E.Coyote reference. Also, my embarrassing fact of the day: I think that I was about 30 before I "got" his name :)