“365 Cloudless Days” – Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (1915)

Mr. Alvin Reed lived in Harper’s Ferry, the historic town at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers in the easternmost part of West Virginia.    


In December of 1915, Alvin received a New Year Greeting from Edith.

Edith mailed a colorful postcard from Baltimore, Maryland.

The face of the postcard bears a “busy” illustration which includes a small medallion drawing of a rural house, large pink roses, a few lines of ornate script, and a footed urn from which a blossoming tree has grown.

The block of printed script reads:

“May there be Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Cloudless Days In This New Year For You.”

In the bottom left, another inscription: “A Happy New Year”.

The postcard was printed in the United /states and published by a firm in New York.

On the reverse, Edith writes, “Wish you a happy new year and many of them”.

One hopes that Alvin and Edith enjoyed the arrival of 1916 and that they remained fiends and correspondents for many years.


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