1939 Real-Photo Postcard of Hartshorn Arboretum

Sepia-colored real-photo postcard view of the stone house at the Cora Hartshorn arboretum on Forest Drive in Short Hills. Card is titled "The Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills, N.J." Card is postally used and date stamp is Aug 21, 1939. Card was sent to Mrs. Howard D. Pierce, Montgomery St, Cranston, RI. Handwritten message on back says: "We've been helping Ray celebrate his birthday. Have been to the World's Fair. Will be home Tuesday. Plan to come up for the day very soon. A bus leaves Prov. 5 times a day for Milford & stops here. When you let me know the day I'll get word to Ruth." On the front of the card, below the words "The Bird..." is a bit of the curved double line of a cancellation stamp. Minor edge wear on the card and overall yellowing. Written in pencil on the back, to the left of the addressee's address is "284." 

Object Photo: 
Category: 
Communication Artifacts
Classification: 
Documentary Artifact
Type of Object: 
Postcard
Subject Matter: 
Short Hills
Item Dimensions: 
5.5" x 3.5"
Approx Year of Item: 
1939
Accession number: 
2011.060.001