Aunt Clara by the Sea – Atlantic City, NJ (1909)

Miss Carrie Gill lived in Cochranville, a charming populated place in Chester County – south of Parkesburg and northeast of Oxford.

(This is a lovely area of southeast Pennsylvania.),_Pennsylvania

In July of 1909, Carrie received a postcard from Aunt Clara.

The postcard was mailed from Atlantic City, and features an image of Longport NJ on the face.

Longport is a borough on the Jersey Shore, within Atlantic County and adjacent to Atlantic City.,_New_Jersey

I found the postcard illustration interesting because all forms of transportation are depicted – rails for the trolley and railroad, a harbor for sailboats, a pier for the steamship, and a tiny airship overhead.

The postcard was published by the “Illustrated Postal Card Company of New York and Germany”.

The printing was done in Germany.

On the reverse, Aunt Clara reports, “We are having a fine time down by the Sea”.

One hopes that Carrie enjoyed this remembrance in the summer of 1909, and that Aunt Clara and her party returned safely home.


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