Sunday, January 8, 2012

Postcard: Greetings From Silver Springs


Digging through a long neglected box of postcards, I pulled out this treasure to share with you. I can't be sure of the card's printing date, but the postmark is clear, 4 September 1961.

In an age of phone cameras and email, postcards have become a neglected form of communication. Of course postcards take many days, sometimes weeks, to reach their destination, but receiving a message in physical form, rather than digital, gives the recipient an opportunity to store away the memory in a shoe box for years to come.

As we can see from this card's back, postcards are a fun excuse to dash off a quick message and send a distant hello to friends; in this case, from Florida to California.

Silver Springs, Florida, is the sight of one of the largest artesian springs in the world. A tourist destination since the late nineteenth century, people from all points of the globe still visit the natural formations.


To read more about Silver Springs State Park, go here.



No comments: