The postcard shown above was sent by a cousin of the recipient
during his/her European and African vacation
in 1904. It was sent from Barcelona,
Spain just prior to his/her departure for Algeria
in Africa. The stamp is the "10 Centimos"
Rose-Red King Alfonso XIII issue of 1900-1905,
NOTE: 100 Centimos equals 1 Peseta.
In 1999, Spain adopted the Euro as its currency standard and Spanish currency
was gradually withdrawn from circulation. This process was completed on
February 28, 2002.
The reverse of the card shows a Barcelona
CDS and two Providence
CDS'. The post office in Providence determined that the address
was actually in East Providence and
wrote "East" in pencil
before Providence. They also stamped it with "Deficiency
in Address - Supplied by Providence R.I. P.O." in purple. The
card was last stamped with an October 23rd
- received CDS by the East
Providence Post Office when it arrived there.
I checked the address with my mapping program and
"99 Anthony Street"
is indeed located in East
The face of the card depicts the Grand
Continental Hotel located in Barcelona,
Spain. (The hotel was still there
and still in business, when I last visited the city in 1973.)
The message on the face of the post card reads:
Oct 8' 04
Tues in Spain - Leaving for Algeria tomorrow -
Am longing to hear from your brothers & sisters
Love to Uncle Billy & Aunt Grace
View the Front of
the Card - Grand
Continental Hotel - Barcelona, Spain