Monday, December 01, 2008


One hundred years ago, Mr. George Walter Webber of Gunnison, Colorado, got this postcard in the mail:

Imagine that... your name and city is all it took to get your mail.

(left click on postcard images to enlarge)

The above postcard was made by the same manufacturer, both embossed and colorized, but has no postmark or address on the back. The high trestle is card number 118, and the loop is card number 108.

I can only guess how both cards got into the same collection. Whoever sent the high trestle card to Mr. Webber later hand delivered the loop card to him - saving a penny for a stamp in the process - but still having one postmarked card as proof of having been there.

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