Friday, August 20, 2010

PFF: My Heart's Gift



Postmarked Feb. 3, 1909 (?), in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  Addressed to Anna Rosenthal, 832 Hancock St. City (which means the same city as where the card was posted).

First about the front: there is some gold-colored embossing.  Also, that is real pink silk ribbon on the girl's dress. It's been flattened with time, and of course, for the scan.  This card most likely cost more than the typical postcard, and it is collectible today.

About the back:  the message is: "From C B Goodman  827 N. 8th answer"

A love note, written just before Valentine's Day, but with the lack of punctuation, this can be read in many ways.  An order? A request? A plea, for an answer? Postcardese: Daydreams on Old Postcard Messages understands the ambiguity.

Google Earth shows that 832 Hancock St. is one block away from I-95, the Delaware Expressway, and now hosts a non-descript building.

I'm Linking up with Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for Postcard Friendship Friday, and I hope with Bev at  Pink Saturday.





Viridian

31 comments:

Lyneen said...

Beautiful collectable card. I wonder if that was the ANSWER!

Sheila said...

I'm with Lyneen - I think the cards was in answer to a question. I like to think that anyway. It's one of the prettiest I've seen in a long time.

viridian said...

I clearly didn't think of this possibility - but yes the card could be "[this is my] answer"
Hmm, we'll never know.

Lyneen said...

Thanks for the spelling of Lake Kueka in NY. i have updated my blog.

Dorincard said...

My interpretation:
"Anna, you...hearts collector! I thought I'm your one and only.
You have my heart under your belt.
But your fan betrays you - you already marked two more notches/trophies on it.
Answer!"

Postcardy said...

Maybe she asked someone else who something was from.

Linda said...

Have to admit I read that as an imperative "answer me now!" from the impetuous (and desperately in love) CB Goodman.

Vintage French Hen said...

How mysterious and romantic! I wonder what it means??? HPS...And Welcome!!Marcia

BEAR's Mom said...

this is the mystery of the day...
lovely post card...
Happy Pink Saturday :D

Rebecca said...

Postcards are so much fun-my friend,Tete-beyond the garden gate posted postcards for PS! Happy PS!

NanE said...

Happy First Pink Saturday. What a sweet postcard you have shared today. I love the graphic of the girl. Have a great weekend, Nan

Pam Kellogg said...

Happy Pink Saturday! What a lovely blog you have! I'm following you now. I just love anything vintage and this postcard is gorgeous!

LV said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. You had a very good pink feature for today. hat is a great vintage post card.

Jorgelina said...

Beautiful card.
Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Welcome to PS! What an interesting post card!
So nice to meet you this morning.
Yvonne

CailinMarie said...

I love vintage post cards! I wonder what he meant "answer" hah! But then I suppose he was writing to her knowing that any number of people might read the card along the way. That is the trouble with post cards.

jsimplylive said...

Welcome to Pink saturday! I am loving the mystery o not knowing exactly what the meaning of the word "answer" in this postcard means. Can be read so many ways as you meantioned. I wonder if doing a little research on who these people were (if written by adults) could give you some insight on this. Sorry, I have been working on Ancestry.com the past few weeks and all I can think of is research. :)

Angie

~~Carol~~ said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! That's such a pretty postcard. I've started collecting some here and there, and I always enjoy reading what the person wrote, the year it was sent, and where it was sent to. They're little pieces of history!
Happy PS!
Carol

Valrie said...

What alovely first name! I collect vinatge and love Victorian era as well. The post card is toot sweet!

Come make a new PS friend at my blog.

http://poemsmyway-valrie.blogspot.com

Have a blessed PS!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wonderful!

Gail said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday, very pretty post card, and look at that stamp.

MrCachet said...

GREAT card, but I don't see the name of the artist on the reverse. Do you know who published it?

Annesphamily said...

I am such a hopeless romantic! I truly loved this card. I often think I wonder what they were wearing, what their thoughts were? Oh My Goodness I am glad I joined you! HPS! Please come join me soon! Anne

Sherry from Alabama said...

That post card is the cutest! I'm so glad you've joined Pink Saturday, I love postcards. Welcome!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Aimee Dars said...

Beautiful card!

luluslovlies said...

Happy Pink Saturday and welcome to a fun event, thanks for posting the great Postcard, I love vintage postcards, I bet the message on the front was the answer! Pinky Hugs XOXO

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

So romanitc....a beautiful old Post card with a mystery!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jil

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely treasure. I have some old ones that my dad had made when he was away from home for Christmas for WWII. This one is just lovely. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

Jean said...

Happy belated Pink Day. Wonderful first Pink post.

joey said...

Such a pretty postcard.
hugs, joey

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Viridian. I am so glad you decided to join us.

This is a beauty. I love the ribbon work, and I have a weakness for vintage cards.

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