Tuesday, July 7, 2009

1906 Library, Columbia University, New York


I really like this card! Here is what I find fascinating. First, the sender asked, "Wait for me to night?" I wondered if this was a hand-delivered card or if it was actually sent. If it was sent, did the sender assume it would reach the recipient the same day? As you can see, this card was mailed. Notice the New York postmark, dated 30 May 1906 at 1:30 p.m. The card is addressed to Adeline Jackson, Danbury, Connecticut. Imagine that, no street address! So, the post office knew where Ms. Jackson resided (though the card does say c/o McLean Bros.). Notice next that the card is postmarked at Danbury, same day, at 6:30 p.m.! The sender really did expect the card to arrive on the same day!

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