Divided back, embossed, used postcard. Postmarked November 2, 1907 from Tremont, Illinois. Publisher: A & S [?], New York. Art Series No. 178. Printed in Germany.
As in the prior post, one of the subjects in this postcard has an unusual first name.
Addressed to: “Miss Echo Grimes, Milford Ind. Kos. Co.”
That’s Kosciusko County in the abbreviation above. There’s also an “unincorporated community” named Milford in Dekatur County.
The sender writes: “address Mae Rassi, Tremont Ill. c/o D. Getz. Dear Echo, How are you. I am still at Ill. Think I will stay till Christmas. How is your Grandma tell her Hello. You had asked me to send you a postal. So I thought I would. Let me hear from you.”
Echo (love the name!) shows up on the 1910 Federal Census living with her grandmother, Mary A. Gilkenson, mother Minnie W. Grimes, and her younger sister[?] Helen Grimes. On this census Echo is about age 18 and working for the telephone company. The Indiana Marriage records reveals she was Mary Echo Grimes, born December 10, 1891, Milford, Indiana, parents Clem Grimes and Minnie (stated “Winma Gilkison” on the indexed record.) Echo married Charles N. Thomas on February 10, 1911, in Elkhart, Indiana.
Mae Rassi would require more research but from some quick searches it appears she might have been an in-law to the Getz family.
Heart-shaped A & S N.Y. publisher logo…
The publisher is a bit of a mystery. Nothing found yet for what appears to be “A & S” of New York.
Sources: Year: 1910; Census Place: Milford Ward 3, Kosciusko, Indiana; Roll: T624_358; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0085; FHL microfilm: 1374371. (Ancestry.com)
Original data: Indiana, Marriages. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. (Ancestry.com)