September 23rd, 2019

A Postcard Written En Route in 1926

By Editing Luke on September 10, 2019.

Source: Editing Luke
A Postcard Written En Route in 1926
I’ve always loved vintage postcards for the simple stories they tell and the brief glimpses into history they provide. This postcard featuring the Three Sisters near Banff in Alberta was mailed in 1926. What I love most about it is that it was written while riding the train.Sent back to his mother in Hamilton, Ontario, this postcard was likely purchased at the Banff train station. You can picture him looking out the window at the mountains as he writes this message on the way to Vancouver. The postcard reads:Oct. 12 / 1926 My Dear Mother, I am now running along the Fraser River. I have just got across the Selkirks and into the coast range. I’ll be in Vancouver at 8:30 in the morning. It is now about 7:30. Love, JimAffixed with a one cent stamp, the postcard was mailed from Vancouver on October 13, 1926.

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