I know this isn’t about postcards or victorian trade cards, but found the following while researching my Santa Claus victorian trade card:
…NOTICE: This is to forbid all persons from harboring or trusting my two daughters, Betsey Russell 18 years old, and Lydia Russell 10 years old, as I shall not pay any debts of their contracting after this date. By Israel Russell, East Wareham, September 20, 1864.
Oh, Oh. Someone’s been spending too much of daddy’s money. This is from the pre-1900 Canton Journal and courtesy of LOOKING BACK…IN CANTON HISTORY by Chris Brindley. It’s an interesting read with little tidbits of history on early Canton, OH history; kind of like the gossip columns of small town newspapers.