I'm taking a wild guess on the date, but the shirtwaists and the Gibson Girl hairdos provide a clue. As the caption on the card notes, this is the Home Office Building, N.Y.C.: "Part of the Actuarial Division. Nearly all records here are kept on cards, of which more than ten millions are filed in this room." This fabulous building still stands at 23rd Street and Madison Ave. See The Daily Postcard for exterior shots and more history.
Message in pencil on front:
I am better. Mama is sick. Papa is better. Marie is going to write. We have not heard from Grandma this week. --VirginiaSo Virginia is the working girl at Met Life, busy but still wanting to stay in touch with family. This was addressed to Miss Maud B. Beasinau in Gary, Maryland, but no stamp or postmark, so likely never mailed. Howard Co. in lower left, I guess is Howard County...
Thanks to Beth at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.