This is an
sent from Providence, Rhode Island on
April 15, 1917
and canceled with a machine cancel. The Front of
the card shows a family; grandmother, mother and two daughters with a
"Brick" of Maine Ice Cream on the table. One of the
granddaughters is feeding a spoonful to gram. There is some text on
the face reading, "Hello! We just
had some. Gee it was good - Maine Creamery Ice Cream."
There was nothing online about
either William H. Stephenson,
(I found several Williams, but none in
the ice cream business) nor the
Maine Creamery. I suspect they are no longer in business. However,
during the late fifties, I remember a
in Wakefield, Rhode Island
and I still remember one of their slogans,
"I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream."
Maine Creamery Outlet
was located on 105 Hope Street.
The closest Ice Cream parlor or store currently located in that area
is Big Alice's Ice Cream
at 100 Hope Street.
The text on the reverse of
the card reads as follows:
Our Ice Cream is deliciously good
and universally liked by old and young.
We strive to make our service so
that you will come here again and again.
Wm H. Stephenson
105 Hope Near John St.
Providence, R. I.