To Let You Know

2013.3.1.7.1, “To let you know that Woolwich, Me. is just the place for you,” from the Patricia E. Bonner Collection

Do you recognize this part of Woolwich? Neither do I. This postcard is one of many mass-produced cards in our collection that make use of stock images and phrases.


2013.3.1.7.1 verso, “To let you know that Woolwich, Me. is just the place for you,” from the Patricia E. Bonner Collection

It’s the perfect thing for a short note.

“The weather fine. Cold as the duce. Would like to see you before I decide about the pig.

A.

Will write Sara soon.”

This postcard was sent in 1918, 11 years after the “divided-back” layout was authorized by an act of Congress in 1907. The divided back layout created more room for longer messages on the back of the card. Not everyone used the space to it’s fullest potential.

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