Monday, April 27, 2020

Postcards 2020 Wrightsville Beach: Surf Bathing some of my oldest postcards

These are two of my oldest postcards from Wrightsville Beach. The first is probably from 1901-1907 It is hard to pin down, because it was never used and there is not a postmark on the back. Being in black and white and not color makes it seem to be an earlier card. The second card is postmarked 1909, so we can be sure of that date.

 The first picture postcards still had the address alone on one side. If you wanted to write a message it had to be crammed in alongside the picture, around it and sometimes over it. This is why this card has blank white space to the right of the picture. The back of the postcard does not have a line down the middle, no messages were allowed on the back, only the address. Divided back postcards started in 1907, the card below has a divided back and the postmark of 1909. 

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