I just love the look of Alma M. Truesdale's old tea room in Manchester, N.H., established in 1923, with its seating capacity of 250 and "open the year around." Doesn't this look like it would have been a fun place to visit?
This postcard was mailed on Oct. 3, 1950, and reads, "Arrived O.K. - Leaving 9.20 this evening for Washington DC and have to bring my old gal to Mass. Eye & Ear on Friday morning. If you are home I'll see you. May be able to have dinner with Rodie in N.Y. on the way back from D.C. Love Mother." I was about to take umbrage at the phrase "my old gal" (how sexist!) until I read "Love Mother." I will always wonder what the postcard writer thought of the tea room or whether this was simply convenient stationery to use while traveling!