We can't find a better card to celebrate the Winter Solstice ...
A magnifier (for us, at least) helps to read the copyright ... it's 1906 by O. Benedict, Chicago. We had no success trying to find more info about O. Benedict, but she/he did several other postcards in about the same time period. The little winter scene, that appears tacked onto the card, has "St. John" below ... trust us, we are not that old, so it doesn't refer to us. There is also a very small number, 164, in the lower right corner ... not sure how it relates ... publisher, artist, or printer. O. Benedict did one of these cards for each season.
Winter (according to the calendar) officially begins at the point of Winter Solstice (in the northern hemisphere) on Sunday, December 21, at 3:03 PM PST. Here is everything you need to know about Winter Solstice at
Back of the card is simple ... during this time period the back of a postcard could ONLY be used for the address ... postage was 1 cent domestic, 2 cents foreign ...
Let us be the first to wish you a fine winter!
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.