I created this postcard collage to highlight the elements of a Mason Bros. & Co. postcard (Boston, Mass.) with the following inscription explaining the image -- Lynn, Mass., Gold Fish Pond, Lafayette Park. The back of the card shows a postmark dated 16 June 1913 in Lynn, Mass. The enlargement of the stamp is the actual one-cent stamp from this 1913 greeting. The card is addressed to Miss Frances Thom-- in Gardiner, Me RFD 12 from your dear friend Margaret. The brief message says, "Your card received am pleased you are enjoying your self. hope you will continue doing so. Please answer soon."
The children in the photo on the bottom left are siblings, Robert and Roberta Henry (my Mom), who are actually sitting at the edge of the same Gold Fish Pond. Lafayette Park was in their neighborhood when they were small children in the 1930s before coming to Texas to live with their paternal grandparents.
Mom and I collect themed postcards, e.g., Lynn MA, Old Orchard Beach ME, Rockdale TX, forget-me-nots, pansies, et al. The Goldfish Pond postcard is from our collection.
The above postcard collage was posted for the 15th May 2009 edition of Postcard Friendship Friday which is hosted weekly by Marie Reed of Saint Fargeau, Yonne, France. Make sure you check out her blog.