Thursday, June 18, 2009

Postcrossing Happy PFF!

A card from Great Britain, recently received through Postcrossing. A reproduction of a painting by Edward Potthast, I think in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. I am not familiar with this artist, but this painting is surely in the Impressionist style. The painting really captures the light and color of a sandy beach, don't you think? A summery card for June!
And - a stamp of Lady Jane Grey too!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Postcard: The Volcano!

I have been away on vacation so no posts for a week.

Back with a bang: the volcano! Unused, no information on the back. Isuspect htough the artist was thinking of Vesuvius.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

Undivided back, never mailed. There is Arabic script on the back too. A French caption - in honor of our hostess perhaps? Entrance to the grand temple in Karnak in Upper Egypt.

I sent this through Postcrossing to a Postcrosser in Poland who is a graduate student in archeology. She is studying Ancient Greece but loved the card.
Happy PFF! Summer is almost here in the USA!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

To Ida on the farm

Addressed to Miss Ida Patton, Monticello, Ill., R.D. #1 [rural Delivery route #1] Postmarked Peoria Ill March 8 1915.

“With Hearty Greetings: As time goes onward/May each Birthday be/Brighter and ever brighter/Dear, to thee.
Good Morning – This is just to wish the very Best Birthday and the happiest New Years for you – Cheer up – Spring’s on the way- Winter’s on its last legs & they are wobbly- Presume you are busy these days with the new little chicks- Hope you will have hundreds of them this year – We did think Spring had come, but have had 3 days of snow & colder weather – Saw Jennie at Church and S.S. [Sunday school] – There’s a birthday kiss for you - with my love Lucy P.D.”

Monticello is a small town not far from Champaign-Urbana, in central Illinois. Ida however is out in the country, on the rural delivery route. Raising chicks is another clue she is on a farm. I like the message here of one friend cheering up another.


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