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Friday, May 15, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday :: Goldfish Pond


 

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 was hosted weekly by Marie Reed.

13 comments:

Vicky said...

very interesting postcard collage trace all the way back to 1913...

have a wonderful week vicky

Marie Reed said...

I just LOVR everything about this collage! Seeing your family added at the same pond was such an endearing touch! The stamp... the scrabble tiles... You're a talented cookie!

viridian said...

Wonderful collage. the story adds to the whole. Thanks for sharing.

Daryl said...

The collage is wonderful and a great way to show off the postcard!

MuseSwings said...

What a delightful collage! It's perfect for PFF!

Mandala Michelle said...

Beautiful collage work and your story blended so nicely. Happy PFF!

Chris Overstreet said...

Gorgeous and inspiring. I may make a non-digital attempt at something like this, time permitting.

Terry said...

Hello ,Happy PFF to you .
What a beautiful collage you have made .I relly like what you did .
Thank you for sharing this with us today.
Blessings to you.

Postcardy said...

I love your collage. I have been trying to figure what is "real" and what is scanned.

irenka said...

What a great hobbie for you and your mom to enjoy together. You see a goodly number of my postcards are ones I have found in My mom home after she moved, so even though we didn't do it together knowingly, we collected.
I love your collage. Are you a mixed media artist?

Aimee said...

Very creative...I love your creation. Everything about it is just perfect!

Beth Niquette said...

How original, and how very beautiful!

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Love your postcard and the very clever way you've presented it. Wonderful way to share the story of your Mom and her brother.

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