Divided back, artist-signed postcard. Postmarked August 8, 1910 from San Francisco, California. Artist: D. P. Crane. Publisher: H. G. Zimmerman & Co., Chicago, IL.
Addressed to: “Mrs. A. Schweitzer, Napa, Calif. Box 253”
The sender wrote: S. F. 8/8/1910 Dear Lena:- Again home with the folks again. [?] comes the 1st of Sept then we will come up for the day. All O.K. here. Love to all at home. [Dodie?] 1228 Octavia St.”
We didn’t find a match in online records for the sender of the card at the given address: She is findable, most likely, but would require some heavy searching. So, moving on to the recipient: The 1910 Federal Census for San Francisco shows Lena Schweitzer, age 38 with husband Alvin, age 35, and their nine year old son, Seymour L. Both Albert and Lena were born in Germany, and Seymour was born in New York.
“Close-hauled” is a sailing term – one of many “point of sail” references. A quick definition from the Merriam-Webster dictionary is: “having the sails set for sailing as nearly against the wind as the vessel will go.” But see the Wiki link below for a more detailed explanation.
Sources: Year: 1910; Census Place: Napa Ward 2, Napa, California; Roll: T624_90; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0080; FHL microfilm: 1374103. (Ancestry.com).
Close-hauled. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close-hauled (accessed June 9, 2020).
Point of Sail. n.d. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_of_sail (accessed June 9, 2020).