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The Phantom's Virtual Postcard Tour Continues.
This time we're visiting:
whenever we think of Massachusetts history, we cannot help but remember
those witch hunts. I visited the Boston area one time and made it a point
to go to Salem. Here's a postcard of a Witch House. Rather ordinary house
for Salem. Nobody could even guess that a witch or two may have lived
there. The thing that really amazed me is that Salem is given over to the
witch business. They have created an industry out of what was truly a dark
period in American history.
is a very old postcard, probably from the turn of the 20th century.
There's a long message on the reverse from a woman named "Lily"
who mailed it (in an envelope I suppose) to "Dear Card Friend".
Apparently she exchanged postcards with a "pen pal". She said
she was ashamed of her card (above) but would find other better ones soon.
Pen pals -- ah -- sort of like email today!
Here's an old postcard of The Graves Light in
the Boston Harbor. It was mailed on Feb. 6, 1908. You might be interested
in its reverse!
The card was just another piece of junk mail. What amazed me was that it
was their 189th (Loomis) Sale. I have no idea what kind of goods they were
selling, but notice that the card is addressed to the Hon. W. G. Cady at
the Court House in Syracuse -- a long way from Boston in 1908.
Here's a postcard to make you chuckle. It's
the highway through Cape Cod, circa 1908. The highway has changed quite a
bit since then, huh?
But once you get to the beach, time stands
still. This is Sandwich Beach, Cape Cod.
(At least I hope it still looks this way, sort of...)
Please join the Phantom as
our virtual tour of the US continues. So far, our tour includes the
Stay with us as we visit all of the
and who knows where next...
American Black Bear Postcards
Backs of the postcards
Cruising, 1970s style
Couples: rules to live by
Dangerous postcard animals
Dear Diary: Italy again
the I-95 (text by Johnna Kaplan)
Favorite animal postcards
Not sure I'd want to see this
Other People's Vacations
Places I'd like to Visit
Side trip to Europe!
Spring in the Desert
Ugly Postcard Tour
Where My Friends Went, part 2,
50 State Quick Tour
Diannek, clevermag's editor,
is affectionately known as
the Phantom to friends and family.
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