“And down Life’s Stream he begged to steer
The lovely freight to him so dear.”
Addressed to: “Mrs. B. F. Main, 233 14th St., San Francisco, Cal.” And the sender wrote:
“Dear Grandma – Hope you arrived safely. My love-sick uncle forgot his vest so we sent it by mail to-day. It’s very warm here. Grandma & Mama’s cousin and Aunt and Minnie[?] were out yesterday. Write and let us know if Bennie got his vest. H.[?] M.”
This will be a good one for helping track which branch of the Main family the Ethel Main Collection belongs to, since we have a name and relationship in the message. The front of the card is appropriate isn’t it, regarding the sender’s love-sick uncle Bennie. (The actual postcard is even nicer to view, as the gold border, highlights on the young woman’s blouse and belt, and the verse at the bottom come to light when viewed at an angle.)
Divided back, used postcard. Postmarked from Santa Clara, California on September 14, 1909. Publisher: Julius Bien & Co., New York. “Canoe” Series number: 201 – (3).