Saturday, July 17, 2021

Saturday's postcard: "Happy dreams of long ago"

The man has crashed into sleep while rocking a pair of very awake babies. He dreams of a peaceful and more romantic moment. Fatherhood is a serious bummer, this "Happy dreams of long ago" postcard clearly seems to be saying. I reckon it could also be an advertisement for abstinence, but that might be reading too much into the proceedings. It's probably just intended for a quick, knowing chuckle. 

No publisher is listed on the back, though a publisher's logo might be obscured by the one-cent stamp. This card was mailed from Winstead, Connecticut, (birthplace of Arphaxed Loomis) on July 26, 1907. The recipient was Mr. Milford Jones of 41 South John Street in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

The note is a short one, in nice cursive:
How are you getting along and how is Edith? tell her I will write soon.

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