Saturday, May 21, 2005
Third postcard from Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) in Cuba
Anthony (Roy) Leroy Winblad (1912-1970) on left, and Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980) on right, at home of Anton (Tony) Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) and Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939) near Santa Barbara on the Isle of Pines in Cuba. This photograph was a postcard that must have been delivered in an envelope since it does not contain a stamp. The text on the back is as follows; "Dear Father & Mother. I am sending you [a] picture of Tony chasing chickens and ducks, Norman is pumping water for them. It is very quiet here and we are all looking [for] news about the war. But [I] guess you are having all kinds of trouble over there. Am sending you what papers I can get now for the people are coming back. Food has gone up double and sugar that grow[s] here is very scarce for they are sending it away. By the time you get this card I will be Postmaster of Santa Barbara, with Eva as assistant and it will be in Mr. Waha's store. Am sending Otto some more stamps. We are having [the] raining season now, it has been raining all week. Your loving son, Tony." The text was written by Anton (Tony) Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) for his parents, John Edward Winblad (1856-1914) and Salmine Sophia Severine Pedersen (1861-1914) who were then visiting family in Norway and Sweden. This photograph is from the collection of Maria Winblad (1895-1987).