Christmas Wishes from a Nearby Friend – Hawleyville, Connecticut (circa 1910)

Mrs. J. Oliver lived in Hawleyville, an unincorporated community near Danbury in southeast Connecticut.

At Christmas, in a year around 1910, Mrs. Oliver received a postcard greeting by hand.

That the postcard was not mailed suggests that it may have been hand-delivered by a neighbor.

The face of the postcard bears a design that appears to show the surface being peeled back to reveal a message underneath.

The legend proclaims, “To Wish You a Merry Christmas”.

The postcard was printed in Germany; the publisher’s trademark is an artist’s palette with the letter “G” – it may be Georg Selle of Berlin.

On the reverse, the sender is identified as Mrs. M. Sullivan.

Mrs. Sullivan wishes for Mrs. Oliver “all the joys of the season”.

One hopes that the friends enjoyed a wonderful Christmas.


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