Rhode Island Picture Post Cards
Maine Creamery (Ice Cream) 105 Hope Street, Providence, Rhode Island
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This is an advertising postcard 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 Maine Creamery in Wakefield, Rhode Island and I still remember one of their slogans, "I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream."

This 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 tempting
that you will come here again and again.

Wm H. Stephenson
105 Hope Near John St.
                          Providence, R. I.

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