Monday, November 21, 2016
Well, it looks like a hand tinted photograph to me.
I've got a number of this style card from The Taylor Art Company, and it seems to me that they send really mixed signals. On one hand, they have a romantic feel to them, but on the other they seem like a confession of cheating.
Written on the back, "April 19, 1909. from your old sweet heart with love. A.R. Jr." Addressed to "Miss Maud M. Billings, No 1 Cleveland St., Hamilton, Maine." And finally, the postmark, "BANGOR ME. APR 19 11:30 PM '09."
First of all, why would anyone think that the time on a postmark was important? Was there a special postal worker whose job was to go around and change the time on all the stamps? And secondly, this Maud lady shows up on a lot of these cards. She must have been quite popular.
As usual, click on Flirtation in labels and all that.