This vintage real photo postcard features a man and his horse and his partially covered wagon. Judging by the man’s clothing; he is a working man. Perhaps he is a delivery man of some sort. He is wearing a white shirt, bow tie and smock. I believe that he is wearing long heavy gloves. The gloves probably pertain to his occupation. The stamp box on the reverse of this postcard indicates that when it was published, the postcard postal rate was 1 cent. The one cent rate was in effect until World War I when it was raised to 2 cents on a temporary basis (1917-1919). The rate was again raised between 1925 and 1928. The rate became permanantly two cents in 1951. As a result, the stamp box in this case, is not helpful in establishing the date that this postcard was produced. However, the style of the front of this postcard indicates that it was produced not long after the 1900’s or 1910’s.


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  1. Doesn’t the fact that the reverse side says ‘for the address” mean that it was 1907 or before? When the sender had to write any message on the front of the card. With those heavy gloves he might be delivering ice or meat.

    • You are correct about the fact that it was only after 1907 that writers could use part of the address side of their postcards to write their message. Thanks for the reminder.

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