Another Maher Postcard to share! This one has “A Merry Christmas” greeting printed in gold. The scene shows a snowy house with a mill building and water wheel. The scene is surrounded by green holly and red berries and some decorative gold accents.
How about that back though?! Nearly unreadable without some Photoshop magic/filters. The postmark appears to be December 20 and it’s either 1913 or 1918, though given the span of most of these postcards, I’m going to say it’s probably 1913. This is again addressed to Lee Maher though at a new address in Pennsylvania instead of in Buffalo, New York which appears to be 170 Promenade ave, Crafton, Pennsylvania. There are no real identifying marks on the back to indicate a publisher or printer, but I really like the font used for “Post Card” on the right side. There’s also a George Washington one cent stamp still affixed. The message:
“Hello Lee, How are you all. What do you want Santa to bring you. Hope you get lots of tinker. From Aunt Nell.”
That last part, “lots of tinker” was really hard to read and I may be completely wrong on that. It appears Tinker Toys came out in 1913-1914 which may put this postcard at the later date of 1918 instead, but it could’ve also been a slang term for toys? I’m not really sure. Aunt Nell is likely his father’s sister, Ellen. Still not 100% sure about the message, but it’s still a great postcard.