Nothing Could Be Finer

How delightful it must have been to stroll the promanade in front of the massive Cushing House Hotel on Salisbury Beach showing off your latest fine summer hat.

salisbury beach center
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The Cushing House is gone now, burned to the ground even before this author's birth. I never saw it and I'm ancient!. It was replaced by a roller coaster and Dodgem cars. Even those are gone now, replaced by condos.

There is now a replica of the old bandstand on the center promanade.

I found it interesting that the flags had to be painted in as the camara's shutter speed must have been to slow for the photo.

Salisbury Beach has always been a destination resort respite for the mill towns upstream on the Merrimack River. This card was sent up river to Methuen which is about 20 miles from this location.

salisbury beach postcard back
Postcard: CrazyasaCoolFox
Why was the penny stamp licked and placed on the card's front side? That mystery might go unsolved, but the card did make it to it's destination's post office of Lawrence just next to Methuen.

The author speaks of "doing her best" for the recipient, at her "new work."

Put on your thinking caps for a final mystery. Why  is the message scrawled on the front "come back soon," and dated December 5, 1906?
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