A Bird In The Hand

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Divided back, used postcard. Postmarked August 16, 1925 from North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Publisher:  L.F. Pease, 258 Laurel St., Buffalo, New York, List no. 311.

Price:  $15.00

” ‘A bird in the hand’ is worth two on a card.

But a word on a card is better than none:

So here are two birds and a very few words

And that’s doing better than some.  – L.F.P.”

Another charmer from publisher L.F. Pease:  This is the second postcard that we have from them, so far, and shows two rather adorable crows wearing eyeglasses, each at one end and gazing down at the beautiful green banner with the above verse. The card is addressed to:  “Mrs. Jessie Laier, 180 Aspen Rd, Swamkscott, Mass.”  And the sender wrote:

“Dear Mummie, don’t come after me Wed. they are going to have a concert Saturday at the chapel. Barby.”

The 1930 Federal Census for Swampscott, Essex County, shows the same street address as the postcard, and the Laier family:  Carl C. Laier, born about 1887, occupation purchasing agent for a printing and lithograph company; his wife Jessie E., born about 1888; daughter Barbara E., born about 1915; and son Carl R., born about 1918. All are natives of Massachusetts.

Source:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Swampscott, Essex, Massachusetts; Roll: 903; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0280; Image: 1027.0; FHL microfilm: 2340638 (Ancestry.com)