Postcards 4


This is a nice Racine harbor view with what looks like a whaleback-hulled excursion boat. The whaleback design of the hull — curved inwards like a submarine — was common on the Great Lakes up until 1898. This is a divided back postcard, so that dates it from 1907 or later. I would guess this postcard is from 1910 or so.
Proud family in 1920 in front of their house with their new car. Is the car packed for a road trip?

Reverse of the postcard with the proud family and their car. Is this postcard written in Danish? I see “Familien” …


The Life Saving Station is one of my favorite postcards. These buildings were still there when I was living in Racine, but I was never sure what they were.
Postmark: May 23, 1914, 4 PM.
To: Mr. George Geyer
1405 E. Livingston Ave
Columbia, Ohio

What is the matter that you don't even send me a card are you to [sic] busy with your friends that you haven't got time or don't they make Cards and Stamps anymore since I left. 
--Carrie
This is the reverse of the Life Saving Station postcard. I think George is in big trouble:
Postmark: May 23, 1914, 4 PM.
To: Mr. George Geyer
1405 E. Livingston Ave
Columbia, Ohio
What is the matter that you don’t even send me a card are you to [sic] busy with your friends that you haven’t got time or don’t they make Cards and Stamps anymore since I left.
–Carrie