[Editor: This postcard, which incorporates a photo of a man sitting outside of a tent in a rural setting, and which has a Kangaroo and Map stamp, is postmarked 25 October 1913.]
[Front of postcard]
[Description: A photograph of a man sitting outside of a tent, in a rural setting (in what appears to be sparse bushland).]
[Reverse of postcard]
[Handwritten text, in italics]
My Darling Mother,
Have only time for a card this week as we are very busy.
Many thanks for letter.
We have to irrigate next week so we have to hurry up & get ready.
Long letter next week.
Me on front [of] card.
Love from Earl
52 South Hill Pk.
[No identifying information about the manufacturer was included on the postcard.]
Dimensions (approximate): 135 mm. (width), 87 mm. (height).
The postmark stamp was applied so heavily to this postcard, or the card may have been lifted whilst the postmark stamp was held down firmly on the card, that the top half of the circular area around the postmark stamp has cut right through the card.
The last two letters in the name “Earl” are very faint, but it is believed that the transcription of that name is correct.
The surname in the address section is unclear; it may or may not be “Belace”.
NW = (abbreviation) North Western (a postcode for the North Western area of London, England)
See: 1) “Postcodes”, The Postal Museum
2) “NW postcode area”, Wikipedia
Pk. = (abbreviation) Park
[Editor: Changed “irregate” to “irrigate”; “front card” to “front [of] card” (the square brackets indicate an inserted word).]
[Editor: For ease of reading, the original text has been separated into paragraphs, and punctuation has been inserted as deemed appropriate.]
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