George Receives Trinity Church – Newport, Rhode Island (1907)

Mr. George Smyser Agnew lived in Philadelphia, PA.

In September of 1907, Mr. Agnew received a postcard from a friend known only by the initials, “W. B. S.”

The face of the postcard is a photograph of Trinity Church in Newport, Rhode Island.

The postcard was mailed from Newport.

Trinity Church, founded in 1698, sits on Queen Anne square in the center of Newport.

This structure was completed in 1726, and the parish became the largest Anglican congregation in New England prior to the American Revolution.

(The church’s first organist was Charles Theodore Pachelbel, son of the famous German Baroque composer.)

It is the oldest Episcopal Church in Rhode Island.,_Rhode_Island)

The postcard was printed before 1907, as it has the “undivided back” which required the sender to pen a message on the face.

Published by A. C. Bosselman & Company of New York, the postcard was “Made in Germany”.

The sender wrote briefly, “Will be home next week / Come see me”.

One hopes that Mr. Agnew enjoyed the photograph of Trinity Church and that he has a happy meeting with his friend in the next week.


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