This endearing vintage real photo postcard captures a barefoot little boy and his drum. He is looking quite proud and serious. The drum does not look like a toy. Perhaps it saw some action during the civil war. The reverse of the postcard has an inscription revealing that the child is named John M. Norris and that he is two years old. The inscription also states that this photograph was taken in 1914. The AZO stamp box offers a confirmation of the date. This stamp box was utilized between 1904 and 1918. This postcard was purchased near Austin, Texas.  SOLD

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  1. Considering the year, this child’s father probably was a participant in WWI. That may well be his father’s drum. We don’t know if the child’s father is alive or not, although the images is bittersweet. – Note that he is barefooted….Most likely this child might well have become a soldier in the Second World War. He would be in that age range. – What was his fate?

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