Ah yes, the age old question: "How can you do it on $14.25 per?" The sender scribbled "year" but then tried to erase and wrote "month" below the question mark. I guess making $14.25 a week would have been unheard of! But I'd have to research salaries in 1910 to say that with any certainty. But even back then people wondered if others lived beyond their means...hey, what are you doing with a box seat at the opera, anyway?
So this card was mailed to Mr. Doctor Johnson in Scranton with the cryptic message:
On [or "Oh" ?] Doc I have something in my eye can you take it out. How is the old maid across the counter from Pony. Klein 104 Mulberry St.
Something tells me these two were enjoying an inside joke. Maybe "the old maid" joked about "something in my eye" to bring a young fellow closer...