Saturday, May 21, 2005
First postcard from Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) in Cuba
Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980), Anton (Tony) Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) and Anthony (Roy) Leroy Winblad (1912-1970) near Santa Barbara on the Isle of Pines in Cuba. This photograph comes from a postcard sent from Anton to his father, John Edward Winblad (1856-1914) in Farsund, Norway. The postmark appears to be October 1914 which would be about three weeks after his father's death. Word hasn't reached Anton yet of his father's death. The photograph was most likely taken by Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939), Anton's wife. The text of the postcard reads "Am sending you papers three times a week. That is some banana plants in the background, Dear Father and Mother, I wrote you about four weeks ago telling you about the map I sent three month ago, so if you dont get it please let me know for I will try to get you one more. Am sending Otto a baseball by Registered mail and some more stamps. How do you like this picture? Tony." The postcard comes from the collection of Maria Elizabeth Winblad (1895-1987).