My Postcard

Earlier this week I told how Hubby and I were working at the house.

I tore out this built in cupboard….

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..and found this old postcard.

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It was in pretty tough shape.  I flipped it over and saw this.

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We have the abstract for the house and have read and looked through it.  We know that the house belonged to a family whose last name was “Jack” for many years.  It was after they sold it that the house became rental or only owned for a short time.

We just love that the beat up old postcard gave us some little part of the house’s history.  So..look at the date on the post office stamp.  What year do you think it is??  Hubby and I both are guessing different numbers and from the info on the abstract either could be right as we don’t know the age of “Miss Florence Jack”.

I’d like to find some way to display the old postcard even though it’s really beat  up.  Any suggestions??

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11 thoughts on “My Postcard

  1. farmquilter

    The picture of the back side of the post card doesn’t appear in your post. As for the age of Miss Florence Jack, you could look up the obituaries in your city for her name. That way you could get a range of possible dates.

  2. Sue G.

    What an amazing find! How about the 1930’s. You could frame it and hang it in the entry hall for everyone to see. It’s honoring the past.

  3. Trina

    I would suggest what Sue G. suggested putting the postcard in a frame. The postcard would make a wonderful conversation piece.

    Trina

  4. Margaret R

    I would suggest a shadow box and put bits and pieces of all the unusual things you find as you are deconstructing. You might find many more things you would like to keep.

  5. Cindy p

    By all means frame it..try different papers under the holes to disguise their appearance.!I happen to love old postcards, and have quiet a few !One idea I’m doing is to enclose a postcard on vinyl and do a quilted wallhanging around it ! Good luck, and happy quilting!! luc

  6. Cindy p

    By all means frame it..try different papers under the holes to disguise their appearance.!I happen to love old postcards, and have quiet a few !One idea I’m doing is to enclose a postcard in vinyl and do a quilted wallhanging around it ! Good luck, and happy quilting!!

  7. Gwen

    I would suggest one of the free standing acrylic frames. With it in one of those you can see both sides of the card. To me it would be a shame to hide one side in a regular frame or shadow box which were my first thoughts too. Hope you find some other neat surprises in the demolition.

  8. Kim

    Maybe you could date the card based on the postage stamp? I like the idea of mounting the card so both sides of it could be seen.

  9. Susan P

    I would mount it in a frame with glass on both sides and then put it on one of those small stands stands so that it can be turned around and be displayed with either side. Those stands that hold small dishes, books or picture…? Like a mini easel.

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