Friday, May 7, 2010

Best Wishes, c. 1911

This card was sent to Master W. Trautman, 211 E. 104th St., New York City:
You please me very much by your attendance and study. Keep up the good work. Have a chapter of Psalms for next Sunday. Kindest regards.   L.M. Kliefoth

Master being the proper address for a young man at that time! The postmark is a bit fuzzy because some of the print rubbed off, so I'm guessing it's circa 1911.

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday, and kindest regards to our masterful moderator, Beth at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy.


  1. Hi Linda,

    I love those old floral cards. Somehow they captured arrangements or bouquets so much better than todays photographs. I think the emotions are better represented this way.........yea for the old days!


  2. I love real vintage postcards! Thanks for describing everything on the back of the card. I enjoyed going to the 1964 World's Fair too! We went often - we lived less than 1/4 of a mile from the fairgrounds! :)

  3. What sweet flowers - I would love those for mother's day (or really any day of the year!) Happy PFF!

  4. Hi Linda,

    My first thought: the vase on the card is beautiful.

    Your post made me think. Is this L.M. Kliefoth a woman?
    Or do men exist who send other men a floral card?
    And do I like to be sent a floral card?

    The answer: yes.

  5. I'm with Meri. I love the older cards, esp. if they have roses! happy PFF.

  6. Love the floral cards. I wish I had flowers like that! Happy PFF!

  7. The roses are so beautiful! Master Trautman was kind to keep the postcard so you could share it with us 100 years later.

  8. Love the artwork on this particular postcard... And can't wait to read and view more of your paper doll posts. I just love dolls and am excited to see what you have!

  9. How times change, who would think of sending a young man a picture of flowers these days? Great card though!

  10. What a fabulous postcard--I just love it! Thank you so much for sharing. Happy PFF!

  11. Was "Have a chapter of Psalms for next Sunday" a reward for attendance? Or was he being told to be ready to read a chapter, I wonder? A very formal style. I think it's from Master Trautman's Sunday School teacher. :)