Let’s Hang Together – Vancouver, British Columbia (1923)

The face of this comic postcard features an illustration of six diapered infants pinned to a clothesline with clothespins.

Three of the children do not seem to enjoy the experience; two are smiling or laughing, one is seen only from the rear.

The postcard was published by the Edward Gross Company of New York – from a series called “Smile Messengers”.  The printing is clearly from the early years after World War I.

In July of 1923, J.S.B. was in Vancouver, British Columbia.

(The postcard includes an address for future correspondence in Los Angeles, California – so the sender may have been on vacation.

Mr. Clarence S. Stoltzfus received the postcard at his home near Bird-in-Hand, PA.

Bird-in-Hand is one of the quaint place names with which Lancaster County is richly-supplied.

Clarence appears to be a young man, as the postcard is sent in care of J. M. Stoltzfus.  

We assume that Clarence enjoyed the remembrance from his friend as the card was preserved in good condition for almost a century.

(This postcard was one of several dozen that I have scanned from the family collection of John Jacob Oberholtzer of Bird-in-Hand.)

One hopes that JSB returned safely to Los Angeles and that the correspondents remained friends for many years.

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