You Nut! 1916

Ray Peterson of Cannon Falls, Minnesota had been away, visiting the brother of E. Miller; Ray received belatedly the postcard sent by his friend, Oscar Blomgren, of Falun, Wisconsin.

In May of 1916, Ray sent a postcard explaining his tardy reply, but conveying his message on a comic postcard that suggested he was owed communication.

Cannon Falls is a small city, southeast of the Twin Cities, near the border of Wisconsin.

Falun is an unincorporated community in northwest Wisconsin, not far from the border with Minnesota.

Although both towns are located near the border between the states, they are about 115 miles apart.

Mailed from Cannon Falls, the postcard bears a humorous image of a squirrel who is wearing overalls, a shirt with puffy sleeves, and a large, red bow tie.

The printed legend asks, “Why Don’t You Write?”

Due to the disruption of transatlantic trade in World War I, the postcard was printed in the United States.

One hopes that the friends re-established regular communication during the Spring of 1916.


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