Postcard from England. Perhaps from Gordon Copeland's mother to her father on a vacation to England in 1932.

Title

Postcard from England. Perhaps from Gordon Copeland's mother to her father on a vacation to England in 1932.

Date

unknown (speculation 1932)

Description

This scan is actually of a xeroxed copy of a postcard saved in Charles' files. On the same sheet of xerox paper was also a studio portrait of Charles' partner, Gordon Copeland, at age 18 months, taken in 1932 in England (close to Gordon's father's hometown, Chatham). The postcard features a church and adjacent graveyard, and is captioned "Lindale in Cartmel Church." Cartmel is a village in Cumbria, England (quite far from Chatham). The postcard itself is not dated. If it is from the same people and time as the portrait, the postcard was probably written in 1932, possibly by Gordon's parents on a visit to his father's family in England. The handwritten portion on the back of the postcard seems to read "dad, great, great grand. Father's tomb marked by Iron railing." It's possible that this is Gordon's mother, Marie, born in New York, writing home to her father ("father's tomb" referring to the church's priest). Or, the postcard could be written by Gordon's father to his own father (or neither of these speculations).

Creator

F. Frith & Co., Ltd.

Format

5.5"x3.5"

Original Format

postcard

Citation

F. Frith & Co., Ltd., “Postcard from England. Perhaps from Gordon Copeland's mother to her father on a vacation to England in 1932. ,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed June 21, 2018, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/339.

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