A Pumpkin Cart for Irene – Cleona, PA (1907)

Miss Irene Heilman lived in Cleona, a pleasant borough of Lebanon County in south-east Pennsylvania.


In November of 1907, Irene received a Thanksgiving postcard from her Aunt Nina.

The postcard was mailed from Harrisburg, the capital city on the banks of the Susquehanna River.


The face of the postcard is an unusual drawing of a turkey pulling a low cart on which rests a large pumpkin.

Atop the pumpkin, a young woman is seated; she is attired like a cook.

The young woman wields an over-size knife and fork, suggesting the Thanksgiving feast to come.

In the distance is a rural home, above which is the legend, “Thanksgiving Day”.

The postcard was published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, Art publishers of England.

The postcard was printed in Saxony.

On the reverse, Aunt Nina inscribes only her name.

One hopes that Irene and her Aunt Nina enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving in 1907.


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