Thursday, November 27, 2014

Hearty Thanksgiving Greetings

For all our blogging friends in USA ....

Hearty Thanksgiving Greetings ... a postcard with art signed by Ellen Clapsaddle. Postmarked Boston, Mass., Nov. 23, 1909.

Shall we all take the message to heart ... "Don't eat too much ... on Thanksgiving day. Love to all. Mrs. Swift."

Printed in Germany by ? Barre, 190?. Mailed to Master Glover Kearly, East Union, Maine. We like the way the card is divided into "For Correspondence" and "For Address Only". Cancelled at Dorchester Station, 1¢ U S Postage. This is an embossed card. Normally, you might not know that from a simple scan, but the address side of the card has enough age to show discoloration around some of the embossing. In it's day, this card was probably a little more expensive than average.

Regarding the artist, this info comes from Wikipedia ... "Ellen Hattie Clapsaddle (January 8, 1865 - January 7, 1934) was an American illustrator/commercial artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Not only is her style greatly admired and well recognized, today she is recognized as the most prolific souvenir/postcard and greeting card artist of her era."

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12th Man Update

This week the skyscrapers have been lighting up in Seahawks' colors. Two Union Tower (just to the left of center in our photo) has one of the best displays constantly changing blue to green. The team plays today against the 49ers in Santa Clara, California.

Thank you for stopping by John's Island and Happy Thursday to those of you not in the USA.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving, John! I think we should all take the message to heart: don't eat too much! And good luck to the Hawks today. :-)

  2. John, the Aggies (A & M) also play today, and also share the 12th man.

  3. very cute card. have a great day, john.

  4. Cute post card.
    A very Happy Thanksgiving you and your family. : )

  5. What a cute postcard. The sky photo is awesome. So dramatic.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!


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