Front greeting –Wishing You Happiness!
One Cent Post Card; Foreign Two Cents
Embossing on the potted trees at the base of the window art with four women in bonnets, daintily walking on stones to cross a stream
Art: four girls in bonnets crossing a stream by stepping on rocks
Logo: APM Co.
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
“Many happy returns of the day.”
”From Margaret Watson” to ”Morris”
Dating postcards from 1893 through the 1900s
- 1893-1898: Pioneer era: Undivided backs
- 1901-1907: “Post Card” imprint and undivided backs for address only with message on front
- Private Mail Card era: The government gave permission to private printers to sell post cards
- 1907-1915: Address and message on back with – generally –no white border
- 1915-1930: White border – Imports from Germany had stopped by this time, and the new U.S. cards had a lesser print quality