Friday, March 16, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Greetings!!!

Will you be sending greetings on St. Patrick's Day?

The coat of arms of Ireland is a harp on an azure blue background. The image of the harp has changed over time. The harp pictured here is similar to the one used during the 17th century.

Message: Miss Mc Came though fine and thinks she is better already.  The girls are decorating and you never saw the "Old Mailery" so gay in Greensboro and flags of Erin. L.A.M.

Notice the postmark, at the bottom id R.P.O. which means this was posted on a Railway Post Office.  From what I can tell the R.P.O. marking is Chicago, Owen & Minneapolis Track 2 in 1908. 
R.P.O index

"At their height, RPO cars were used on over 9,000 train routes covering more than 200,000 route miles in North America. While the majority of this service consisted of one or more cars at the head end of passenger trains, many railways operated solid mail trains between major cities; these solid mail trains would often carry 300 tons of mail daily." More information on Wikepedia

I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!

Note - all postcards are from my private collection unless noted.

1 comment:

Beth Niquette said...

I just love reading your comments. I learn something new every time! I hope you had a grand St. Patrick's Day, my Friend. ((HUGS))