Friday, July 16, 2010

Song of the American Road -- The Innocents Abroad I

Air View of Majestic Buildings on 16 of September Avenue, Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico.

5/20/69 Hi: Buenas Dias! We are on our way again this a.m. -- this time to Taxco & Acapulco from Mexico City. Have sure seen a lot & met some very interesting people from all over the world. Tell Gary this is the city to see, ie., Mexico City. Adios, RB

Too Hot Here.

Where old "Montelbaanstower" keeps silent watch over St. Anthony sluices

Airport 8/6/68 Dear Daddy, Arrived home safely after very fine trip. I came up to Amsterdam yesterday by train by myself. We went straight back to Jean's home from London and did not come to Holland from there as was planned at first.

Very fine trip and visit but good to be home. Love, Margaret.

The Landing Stage, Liverpool

This is where we sail from.

Provenance: #2 Gift of Morgan F. Shirley Collection, 2009; #3 Gift of pKasey, 2009.


Morgan said...

That was my great-grandmother's, apparently.

I'm liking the addition of the middle initial.

Michael5000 said...

I thought it was a classy touch.

Elaine said...

Wow, the same guy that did this postcard 'color enhancement' must have later worked for Ted Turner on colorizing movies....

Wait--that was sent by your GREAT-grandmother, Morgan F. Shirley?

Ben said...

How strange to see my grandma's handwriting--I recognized it immediately. I had no idea she called her father "Daddy"--I never met the man even though I was born at the time that she wrote this card (he WAS a continent away...).

Ben said...

(I was almost 8 months old at the time.)