No End to Post Card Fad

by Laurel | August 6th, 2009

August 6, 1907, Page 8

High Street From Essex Street

High Street From Essex Street

The post card craze has settles down into a stead thing in the city, and while it is thought that not quite as many are sent through the mail as a year ago, yet a large amount are still bought and sent through the mails. The day of the New Haven excursion to Mt. Tom, the local post-office received over 900 of the cards from the mountain, where they were bought by the excursionists to send to their friends.

[Editorial Note: to see Holyoke postcards from this era (and others) follow this link.]

—Excerpt from The Springfield Republican.

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