A Church Spire for the New Year – Bristol, Vermont (1920)

Miss Helen Baldwin lived in East Shoreham, a town on the shore of Lake Champlain, in western Vermont.


In late December of 1920, Helen received a postcard from Edith, who sent her love for the New Year.

The postcard was mailed from Bristol, a town to the east of Shoreham, in the foothills of the Green Mountains.


The face of the postcard is a medallion drawing of a church spire in the golden light of a winter sunset.

Beneath the illustration is an inscription:

“Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year”.

On the reverse, Edith repeats the New Year wishes and adds a message about photographs that she recently had had made.

Edith asks Helen to “tell Aunty that I wanted to send her one of my pictures but I only had half a dozen…”

One hopes that Aunty was understanding of the absence of a photograph and that the friends enjoyed a prosperous 1921.


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