This short message is one of my favorites. It’s early 1932. Herbert Hoover was president, Duke Ellington would write “Don’t Mean A Thing, If it Ain’t Got That Swing,” and Anne had seen hide nor hair of her boss.
There are so many questions left unanswered. How long had she been in Olympia waiting? Why was she expecting to meet her boss? What line of work was she in? The concise language and the fact that she’s “still waiting” tell me there’s an interesting story behind this card.
Well, I’m still here & haven’t seen my boss yet. Will write to-morrow.
Love – Anne
- Mr. John O Hunt
- Tennessee City, Tenn.
Postmark: Jan 11, 1932 – Olympia, Washington
Front: New Governor Hotel, Olympia Wash.