Rhode Island Picture
1906 Leather Postcard - Jenks Park -
Clock Tower -Central Falls, RI
With Pawtucket Flag Cancel and Rockport Maine Receiving Cancel
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are one of the earliest types of postcards. They were produced between
However, the latest date
that I've seen on a canceled leather card is
United States Post Office banned
their use in 1909
due to the difficulty in processing
them and the increasing use of mail sorting equipment.
The leather postcards are all of
type of card and were usually produced from
The designs were individually created using a
in a process called Pyrography.
(The same process is used
to burn designs into wood.)
The Leather Postcard above was
sent from Pawtucket, Rhode Island
to Mrs. Jennie Tuttle in Rockport,
Massachusetts and contains both a
Pawtucket Flag Cancel and a Rockport Received Cancel.
was laid out in 1890
at Central Falls, RI.
The park is approximately 4
and the land was donated to the city by
(Textile Manufacturing Family).
The Cogswell Clock Tower
was a gift of Caroline Cogswell
The tower is 18 feet square and 69 feet in height. It has a clock face
on each of the four sides and is located on
from which Indian scouts during
King Phillips War
spotted the approaching colonist army.
Captain Michael Pierce and his company of
Plymouth soldiers were ambushed and almost annihilated on March 26,
1906 Leather Christmas
Card From Woonsocket, RI