Why Do I Collect Postcards?

One reason why I collect postcards is that they reflect the geographer in me. Once upon a time I studied geography – at Middlebury College in Vermont and then on to graduate school at Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois.

Here are some postcards of Skowhegan Maine – a place I visited in the summer of the early 1950’s – a visit to a friend and her family who had a summer cottage on a lake there. I took the train from Boston to get there. So far as I know the friends (twins) I visited are still alive but their parents and older sister are no longer with us.

Station from another angle

This card would pre-date my visit in the 1950’s.

A Few Of My Family Homes

Winchester Massachusetts my maternal grandparents” home 1927-1941 photo taken in 2017

my home Dublin Ireland 1969-2010
Hotel Commander Cambridge Massachusetts My maternal grandfather and his sister made this their home in the 1940’s

My maternal grandfather and his sister, standing in front of the home in which I grew up, 1936-1954, Belmont Massachusetts
Newark Ohio 1900 my paternal grandparents’ home – where my father grew up
Hotel Lexington, New York City After the Second World War my father was transferred from the Boston office to the New York office of the Electric Service Manufacturing Company. This meant a weekly commute between Boston and New York. While he New York he sitayed in The Hotel Lexington

A Postcard?

I purchased this image online thinking it was a postcard but no, the reverse side was truly just gray cardboard.

Pigs and poultry

But I am still pleased with my purchase.