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.

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