The front of this postcard shows the Windber High School in Windber, Pennsylvania. I wasn’t able to find a similar postcard online, so this is definitely worth posting here! I couldn’t find out much about this building, and it probably doesn’t exist anymore. A new high school was apparently built in 1924 and that has since been demolished as well, so, it’s probably safe to assume this isn’t standing.
The back has an errant “1909” from a possibly misplaced postmark, the stamp is missing, and it’s pretty hard to read. Identifying marks are that it’s published by Chas. George & Co., in Windber, PA, printed in Germany by “SL & CO,” and has “E 10664” as an identifying number. It’s addressed to Mr. Bernard Maher at an unreadable address in West Seneca, New York. Even after running some Photoshop filters, I still find the message VERY hard to read. Best guess on the message:
“Hello Bernard, How is all the family. I am in Windber two weeks today and will not get home before next Saturday. [illegible section] From Mother.”
When I say that was hard to read, it wasn’t the handwriting, but the thoroughly degraded pencil on paper. I mean, for over 100 years old, stuffed in a box in unknown conditions, it’s pretty impressive it’s even here. At least we know it’s from his mother, Catherine Garrity and I can tell from the 1905 NY census that they were living in West Seneca New York, and it looks like it’s 613 Second St per the census which is why the street line in the address might be crossed out.