The Red Apple of California – Santa Cruz (1914)

In the summer of 1914, May was in San Francisco.

She sent a postcard to Miss Marie Hoffman in Santa Cruz – the city about 75 miles to the south, on the Monterey Bay.,_California

The postcard bears a hand- colored photograph of an enormous apple.

Entitled, “The Big Red Apple”, the work was copyright in 1910 by Edward Mitchell of San Francisco.

Mitchell and Company also published the postcard.

On the reverse, May reports her intention to “stop off at Watsonville” and her desire to “see you Sunday”.

May also “wants to see Paul”.

(Watsonville is a city about 18 miles southeast of Santa Cruz).

One hopes that Marie was pleased to receive the greeting from May, that May achieved her planned rendezvous with Marie and Paul, and that the two remained correspondents for many years.


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