Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Deerskin postcard

Leather postcards were common up to 1909 when they were banned by the Postal Service. The great majority of them are Hallmark hokey. This card is only moderately hokey and the folky image is appealing. The date appears to be Aug. 2, 1906. It was mailed at 11 a.m. from Gardiner, N.Y. (just west of Poughkeepsie), to Derby, Conn., 77 miles to the east.

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