An Old State House

Old State House, Boston, Massachusetts, postcard, lion, unicorn, time capsule
Postcard: Doug Peabody

This week's Sepia Saturday post shows the Old State House in Boston, Massachusetts. By the postmark on the back of the card it is one of the youngest postcards in my collection. It was sent to Helen G. Murray of Tionesta, Pennsylvania in 1937. Image that, sending a postcard without a street address or zip code!. I'm sure Helen received it just fine.


The Twitter like message reads:
July 1, 1937, Dear Helen, Very happy to have your note today and to here(?) that you will be in NYC this Sept. I am relieved in my mind my delightful visit with you a few days. Will write soon, (signature off the page)



Last year I wrote a post about a time capsule that was found in the Old State House while restoring two icons on the facade. If you look closely there is a lion and a unicorn on the upper corners of the balcony facade. Those are the symbolic of the British Monarchy. The Old State House was built for the seat of government, in 1713, when Massachusetts was still a colony of England. That time capsule was found in the lions head. And that is my connection to this week's Sepia Saturday prompt. Among the items found in the time capsule where old coins!

Old State House, Boston, Massachusetts, postcard, lion, unicorn, time capsule
Photo: Google Earth Street View
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