From our collection of old postcards ....
Greetings from Kansas City ... postmarked 1904. Early on, for a relatively short period of time, post cards not produced by the U. S. Postal Service, were required to carry the statement "Private Mailing Card" ... this is an example. One side was ONLY for the address, the other side could be used for correspondence.
This card features The Southwest Limited ... a train that was operated between Chicago and Kansas City, by the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway.
We are often fascinated by the way people are dressed in photos from this time.
If you enjoy birds, flowers, postal memorabilia ... Please check back with us tomorrow when we will resume our posts of the Official Birds and Flowers of our Fifty States First Day Covers collection. We have posted the first 15 states (Alaska through Iowa) in earlier posts this month. (Please check the archive for Parts 1 - 5. Part 6 will feature Kansas, Kentucky, and Louisiana.)
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.