This vintage postcard was sent to my maternal grandfather, Debs Warren Webster. It's a "Plastichrome" color photo postcard showing a harbor on Long Island's North Shore. The photo was taken by Milt Price, Northport, N. Y., and was published by the Tomlin Art Company. The postmark/cancel date on this vintage postcard is March 27, 1953.
Transcription from back of postcard:
Typed Description of Postcard Image:
PICTURESQUE LONG ISLAND WATERFRONT. Rowboats and yachts of all descriptions can be found in this sheltered deepwater harbor on Long Island's famous North Shore.
My Dear Folks,
Very shortly will write you. Have never had such a busy winter. Have some snap shots to send & also a page, in newspaper, about Brazil to send that think you would enjoy. We are both well & rushing about daily. Our Long Island is growing very fast & so many people coming here to live & so many house (sic) being built.
Love to all,
Thought you folks would be here before nowUnfortunately, I'm not sure who Helen is or how she knew my maternal grandfather, Debs Warren Webster. In the summer of 1952, my grandfather, Debs, and his family emigrated from Brazil to the United States. The family arrived in New York, purchased a car and some camping equipment, and then traveled across the country toward their final destination in Southern California. Perhaps they stopped to visit Helen before they left for California.
I think it's interesting that Helen said, "Our Long Island is growing very fast…." According to an article in Wikipedia, the population of Long Island in 1950 was 5,237,918. In 2012, the population was listed as 7,686,912.
I also think it's interesting that Helen added that she thought my grandparents "would be here before now." Had my grandparents planned on visiting them before March of 1953? I wonder if they ever did get back to Long Island to pay Helen a visit.
Thanks for stopping by!
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