Monday, December 29, 2008


Unique Garden Center with Chamber of Commerce Building in foreground
Sarasota, Florida

January 23, 1969
Sarasota Florida

Dear Maurice,
"Greetings from Sarasota. Despite occasional rain all well. Anything new regarding examiner's audit. Hope you were able to compromise and avoid contest. Did you get away yet? Hope Horty okay." My Best,

The message and address were typewritten; very unusual for a post card.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas, 1910

German Post Card

December 20, 1910
Tampa, Florida

Dear Friends,

"Only a card for Xmas greetings. Hope you are all well. I have been here 3 weeks. Mr. G prospecting in New Hope. He will get here by Xmas. I have a cold like Grippe. Weather fine, but cool for Fla. Ned's folks pleasantly located here. Boys growing fast in school. Beattie still remembers Mr. Green's folks, can hear all about you all." Best love to you all, J.H. Earhart.

I love this card, written in flowing fountain pen. You just don't hear much about prospecting and the Grippe anymore. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Swedish card, via NY World's Fair

Solnedgang, Fjallbacka

June, 1965
World's Fair, New York

"World's Fair is great fun. Everyone around seems to be enjoying themselves. I bought some souvenirs for you- not very exciting. This is from Sweden exhibit. This morning saw Verranzano-Narrows Bridge. It it as beautiful as I expected. Had dark beer in German Beer Garden. Wish you were here." Claire

This postcard is imported from Sweden and was purchased at the Fair by the sender. Card has a nice World's Fair stamp.