GLAD YOU'RE NOT HERE!

Postcards & Angst From Yesteryear

"Dear Sonny - Be a good boy for mother and Santa Claus will bring you lots of toys Kiss baby Helene for me. I am feeling better and will be home before long. Love from mother"
Burke Foundation - White Plains, NY
Postmarked 1937

NOTE:
Mother writing to her son Teddy Baer, in care of the Children’s Shelter of Manhattan. The card depicts the Men’s Cottage of the Burke Foundation in White Plains which was and still is a leading rehabilitation facility for various medical conditions. Kind of sad.

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    Oh, oof, “kind of sad” is right. Children’s shelters in New York in the 1930s: more reminders of family history punching...
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    So obviously this sick mommy is a sad postcard. But can we all stop for one moment to notice the boys name is Teddy...
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