Postcard #2: Putney The Heath



Postcard 2 hasn’t been written on. It was very common to collect postcards as souvenirs much as we do today. But it was also very common to send them in an envelope, protecting the integrity of the original item. Maybe a letter would be included.

This pretty line drawn sketch of a deserted path along a glade in Putney Heath would appeal to a walker and nature lover. Is this a clue? Someone has written on the back London HEREFS and there’s a ink mark between the letters Post and Card. Is that a reminder for Martin to himself where he bought the postcard, or is it a reference mark pencilled by the retailer?

Yesterday at the Museum Exhibition visitors asked where the postcards had come from. It’ll soon be time to make a map.


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