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Lower Manhattan Skyline

This card, sent in 1937, is a very busy card. It encompasses two different forms of air-transportation (planes and a blimp) as well as the widely recognizable view of the lower Manhattan skyline. 

This card could be read as a celebration and reminder of the booming success of Manhattan, and by extension of the United States at this time.

Unfortunately, the card does not include much of a message to give more historical context. We do, however, have a special post mark that reveals something about the history of this card. A stamped message on the card reads, "Buy U.S. Savings Bonds Ask Your Postmaster." This reveals the focus on the U.S. economy and supporting our nation that was common during World War II. 

Commercial Planes
Lower Manhattan Skyline