Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Cutting Bark For Postal Cards, 1940, Rosemary Weber Album: Wordless Wednesday (Almost)

RW Photo Album, Cutting bark for postal cards, 21 June 1940
     I’m so thankful for the photos that memorized these experiences.  This is a photo from my mother, Rosemary Weber’s, photo album from the 1930s and 1940s.  She was a young woman in her 20s, working as a secretary in Indianapolis and traveling with her friends when possible.  The story behind it could be thousands of words.  But for today it will speak for itself, mostly.  Mom has written “Fri, 6-21-40, morning.  Hosteling.  Cutting bark for postal cards.  Near Plymouth, N.H.”
     My background comments are brief:
--  Two of Mom’s friends are shown cutting bark from a birch tree while they were on a bike ride.  Mom isn’t pictured.  I’ll presume she took this photo.
--  The group of friends from high school went on trips to various parts of the United States, staying in hostels, riding bicycles, exploring and having a great time.
     Do you think it’s possible they could make post cards from this bark?  If so, none of those cards survived.  I’m happy that the photo’s here to tell me about my Mom as a young woman and those times.

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