Got this one as a gift from a set of postcards I bought from Poland. The art is exquisite.
I’ve tried holding cars outside by hand. I’ve tried photographing on a white sheet of paper. I’ve tried gray backgrounds. Wood backgrounds. But I think this flat back works best. What do you think?
August 23, 1908
Hello Margery: Hope you will know these homely kids. I haven’t any thing better to send. Please accept it with my love. Ira.
Even Hawkeye likes to deliver postcards. Here’s a replace Pantone card for one I sent to Ohio that looked like it was dragged there on the back of a mule. Plus there are vintage cars from Nashville and Expo 67.
May 26, 1909
Hello, Bell. How are you? Am well, only a bit lonesome you know. Saw [Emil] go by today. Might be down Sunday. Answer please. Theresa.
Postcard: Lovers in the moonlight
As you remember, Emil wondered why Bell didn’t come watch him play baseball the Saturday before and sent a pouting postcard on Tuesday. Then he did what every red-hot suitor does: he got Bell’s friend to intervene.
In this installment of our postcard love story, Emil gets Bell’s friend Theresa to write a note the next day mentioning she saw Emil and using the words “a bit lonesome.”
May 25, 1909
Hello, Belle. I surely thought I would see you at the ball game. I don’t think I will play anymore because the game broke up in a row Sunday. I am going home Sat. morning but will be back Sunday. May be down Sunday-eve. I’ll bet you was pretty tired after that dance. Sincerely, Emil
Postcard: “I’ll be waiting for you.”
Our story picks up on a postcard Emil wrote on a Tuesday. Bell (which he spells Belle this time) hasn’t come to watch Emil play baseball the past Sunday. And he’s disappointed. Look at the little jealousy coming out when he mentions the dance. Also note, this card was sent two weeks after Bell sent Emil the spooning card and saying she was having a good time.
Might there be other boys? We’ll find out soon. One more thing…why do you suppose he wrote the letter upside-down?