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Lobster-tan in Amsterdam, 1953

This is the only postcard I have from her 1953 vacation. It shows a Dutch street organ (want to know what one sounds like?)  in Amsterdam. It made me grin when I looked closely and spotted the boy sat down in the background who is looking straight at the camera. I’m not sure what the ‘Iris’ branding in the bottom-right refers to as this is a common business name in the Netherlands.


1st June, 1953

It is after 5 now so we only have an hour to go. If I get no more sun I will have a tan to bring back. I am like a lobster already. It has been a glorious day and cabin [?], I hope the return journey is as good. There is a shortage of couchettes [sleeper-train cars] so I think the men will have to sit up, I hope it isn’t us anyway. We still have our escort and doing well. Hope you four [?] O.K. M.T.M. [‘more tomorrow’]

As with all of the postcard posts, please don’t publicly speculate about the identity of the author or recipient. 


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I love old stuff and like to write.

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