Rhode Island Picture
Southeast Block Island - Cliffs
and Pebbly Beach
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The Post office at
Providence County was in
operation from December 4, 1879
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
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?"