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Postcard, with beautiful woman, paddle and canoe, pansies or violas, spring flowers, summer lake, antique Edwardian embossed card

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This romantic floral antique postcard shows a pretty "Gibson Girl" in her honey-colored boating costume, holding a paddle, with a brightly decorated canoe on the shore of a lake in the background. The scene is framed with spring flowers (pansies or violas?) and the glided and embossed message is "My Thoughts are of you." The sender has added in pencil below the woman "Alma Debolt" and below the message "Alma."

The back is every bit as charming. It's not entirely clear who is writing (Alma? Bernice? "Crow"?), but there seems to be some cryptic romantic teasing and questioning going on. It's addressed to Clifford Fowler in Decatur, Indiana, and the sender has put a row of X's along the bottom that curve all the way up the right edge!

I can't make out the year in the postmark, but my best guess is 1920? The card itself looks earlier than that. It is worn, with rounded corners and some flaking of the printed surface where it has been bent.

This card would be beautiful in a frame, alone or combined with other treasures. Or send it to the one who is in your thoughts always!

5.5 by 3.5 inches
(13.97 cm by x 8.89 cm)

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Postcard, with beautiful woman, paddle and canoe, pansies or violas, spring flowers, summer lake, antique Edwardian embossed card


  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Material: paper
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 402 reviews
  • Favorited by: 21 people