Divided back, used postcard. Postmarked December 23, 1922 from Sacramento, California. Publisher unknown.
“May the fleeting seasons as they come and go
Each their richest gifts on you, my friend, bestow.”
We wish they were a little less fleeting, but here’s to beautiful moments in every season, with love and friendship to all! And this is a cute one, quite worn, but very adorable, and of course, part of our Alice Ellison collection. The “city” in the addressee’s “direction” to borrow an old term, is of course, Sacramento. And we find that postcard senders often distinguished this part of the address in just such a fashion, as this card was, for the time being anyway, staying within the city limits. The sender wrote:
“With best regards to you and the other girls from, O. K. Hughes. W. C. Co.”
Addressed to: “Miss Ella Ellison, % Ennis Brown Co., City.”
The W. C. Company wasn’t found, though we did not spend too much time in the search, but here’s an Ennis-Brown ad from the California Fruit News, December 1922. Ella likely worked as a clerk for this fruit and produce company.
Source: California Fruit News, December 16, 1922, Vol. 66, Number 1796. p. 16. (Google eBook).