Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Lovecraft's Providence

The time is 4:30 PM, the date is 27 March 1906. Lovecraft is sixteen years old. Down the street and across the Providence River, the evening Spring bustle of Weybosset Street has the road of trolley car wheels and shoppers rushing in and out of shops.

C A Molney sent this postcard to May Brackett of Bristol, CT. "Thanks for your card --- come again ... please send me some street views."

Yes! Postage was but 1 cent.

Details. Lovecraft loved Trolley cars. It was a huge industry and huge fortunes were made prior to the automobile's dominance.

From Chris Perridas collection.

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