Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Jean Hayward in Germany, June 9, 1908 (Continued)

One of the readers of this blog read the entry yesterday and wondered how three tourists from Salt Lake City would spend a few days in New York City in 1908, so he figured out the text of Henry's postcard:
Bess and all of us are quite well. we went to one of the theatres last night and down to the ticket office[.] Bess and Clara went shopping while I got the steamer tickets fixed and tended to our Places on the Boat[.] the Boat has arrived in port from Paris all ok [?]. 

we went out to cony [sic] Island to day and have just returned[.] things are lively out there[.] we went early to avoid the crowd

the crowd goes in the after noon and takes them untill [sic] 4 in the morning to get back[.] they tell me I ought to go once in the evening[.] that is the time to see the fun.  I will write to you to morrow evening and post it the morning we sail [illegible] not had any word from Jean

with love from H  J [illegible]

Thanks, Mark B.!
Coney Island in Brooklyn was at its heyday in 1908. From time to time the city of New York makes efforts to bring it back to its previous glory.

The picture of Coney Island by Edward Henry Potthast is from the wikipedia entry on Coney Island.

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