Rhode Island Picture Post Cards
Southeast Block Island - Cliffs and Pebbly Beach
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The Post office at Rumford in East Providence Township, Providence County was in operation from  December 4, 1879 to May 31, 1910. The Post Office became a branch of Providence in 1910.  The Rumford CDS is a Doane Type II cancel with the number 4 inside the bars indicating that the Postmaster received compensation of between $300 and $400 for 1906. See: Conimicut June 14, 1907 Doane for a more detailed explanation of the Doane Cancels. The earliest known use of a Rumford Doane is August 14, 1905.

The card  is a divided back postcard produced in Germany and was addressed to Mr. Alfred Barr in Boston, Massachusetts. The reverse of the card reads as follows:

Many Thanks for the address. This is the place that, that smart guy on the Phila. boat last summer said that the cliff rose 300' in the air. Be sure and let me know about Saturday evening. Yours, W.H.B.

There is also a note on the face of the card that asks, "Does it remind you of anything?"

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