My Worst Wishes

Postcard made of tin (I believe).

Front, printed:

My worst wishes are that, your troubles may all be "little ones."


Maude Blowers

Reverse, printed:

This card must be sent under cover only

Mailable as fourth class matter under ruling of the Post-Master General


The space below is for the address only

-Postage Inland One Cent

-Foreign Two Cents


Mrs. Floyd Williams.

Sanford NY

Broome Co.

Found in "The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume II." Published by Macmillan, 1910.

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Tricia said...

What an awesome postcard!

JamaGenie said...

How weird! To have all the parts of a paper postcard, including a spot for the stamp, but with a notice that it can only be mailed "under cover", as in inside an envelope. Doesn't that rather defeat the purpose of a postcard???? Obviously another fine example of bureaucracy at work!

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