Friday, 25 June 2010
The card is one of the Stedman Brothers, a large publisher of central Canada and the Great Lakes postcards from 1908-1915. They produced a lot of these retouched cards. I like the almost painterly feel of this one.
It was sent to my Grandmother and says "I am sending you a PC or two. Hoping you like them. The weather is very severe here just now. Hope these PC find you in best of health as they leave me quite well. Yours truly, Abe". The family emigrated to farm in Canada and experienced some bad winters on arrival. One can only imagine the shock of Canadian winters to someone used to English ones. They got through these first winters with the help of neighbours and friends. I think this card would probably be sent about 1910.
I keep it in an album with this stamp
To continue the harvesting theme here is my Great Grandfather farming in Lancashire, England where the Canadian family were from.
Beth at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy is our hostess for Postcard Friendship Friday