Cupid on an Egg – Jonesdale, Wisconsin (1909)

Mrs. Sarah Heath lived in Jonesdale, an unincorporated community in southwest Wisconsin.

Jonesdale is now within the town of Waldwick.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldwick,_Wisconsin

In April of 1909, Mrs. Heath received an Easter postcard from her niece, Stella.

Stella Heath lived in Newell, a small city on northwest Iowa.

Newell was founded in 1870 as a station for the Dubuque & Sioux City Railroad.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newell,_Iowa

The postcard has an unusual design for Easter -a cupid sits atop an enormous egg which is standing on end.

At the base of the egg, a half-dozen chicks are exploring the ground.

The background is a subtle pattern in a striking purple hue.

The gilded words, “An Easter Offering” appear above the cupid.

I cannot find any indication of the publisher; the postcard was printed in Germany.

On the reverse, Stella tells her aunt that she “got your nice post card.”

It seems that Stella is collecting postcards in an album as she writes, “I have got sixty-six post cards, my book is almost full”.

In conclusion, Stella assures her aunt Sarah, “I go to school every day”.

One hopes that Aunt Sarah was pleased by the postcard, that Stella completed her postcard album, and that Aunt Sarah and Stella enjoyed a wonderful Easter-tide.

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