Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jo Edith and the Deleted

This is a real photo postcard that has been trimmed down, and judging by the corner mounts on the bottom, placed in a photo album.  What's written on the back is intriguing. "Jo Edith, Guy and Baby."  The simplest explanation is that  the card was trimmed to fit the page.  Still, it's interesting to speculate. Did Guy leave with the child?  When this picture was taken, the age of vaccinations was still in the future, and the child mortality rate was around 30%. Did the baby die, and did the child's death drive Jo Edith and Guy apart?  As I noted, the size of the album page is the obvious answer, but still?

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