This set of four postcards includes both fronts and backs. Sometimes the backs of the cards are just as interesting as the fronts. We especially enjoy the handwriting, even if it is challenging to read!
The first card in the set was published by Camera Supply Co, and printed in Germany.
It was mailed to Aunt Bunny, postmarked, November, 9, 1909. The note is a bit hard to read, even on the card itself, but starts off, “Hello, little Bunny wit.” The card is signed by, “Georgene.” Maybe, Georgene was Claire’s mother, who is mentioned in the note, and Bunny was caring for her while her mom was traveling abroad.
The next three cards are published by L.J. Lambert. There is not much information to be found on the publishing of these cards, but they are amazing for their depiction of the scenery of another era in another time.
Here we can see that Claire Sumner also lived in Patchogue, but not at the same house on Maple Avenue as Aunt Bunny.
The lovely stone walls that line the road make us wonder if this was perhaps a wetlands of sort.
Two cents to mail the card, not bad and apparantly you didn’t need the street address!
Perhaps this is where Georgene stayed? Looks like a 5-star hotel for back in the day.