Divided back, unused, Real Photo Postcard. Circa 1910s – 1920s. Cyko stamp box.
A boy standing with his arms folded back behind his head, feed bag hanging from one shoulder, surveying his charges: a yard full of about 35 chickens. Directly behind him is a wagon, its two rear wheels standing just taller than the boy. In the background is what we take to be the chicken coop: a good-sized structure with wooden siding, tall windows and door, and a steep roof with cupola.
The style of Cyko stamp box on this Real Photo Postcard dates this one, since it is a divided back, around 1907 – 1920s, but I would estimate it to be older than the 1920s. It shows a young woman either in a long fitted coat, or long skirt and jacket. It’s hard to say, since the skirt appears to be a little bit paler in color than the jacket, or is that just an effect of the light? The outfit is very striking due to it’s enormous white fur collar, and matching muff, along with matching hat placed atop her Gibson-girl hairstyle. She is smiling and posing for the camera, standing outside in a snow-covered countryside setting, with some bare-branched trees in the background.
Divided back, unused, Real Photo Postcard. Cyko stamp box. Circa 1907 – 1910s.