Reward of Merit

A Testimonial of Approbation (Front and Back)

Here’s a card that Great-Grandpa Phil received 101 years ago from his teacher, Florence M. Fortney, who praises his “punctual attendance, correct deportment, and diligent attention to studies.” This card is much thinner than a postcard, but thicker than paper; I estimate that it’s about half as thick as typical photo paper of today.

As a blogger, you too can have correct deportment: sign up for Postcard Friendship Friday, a brilliant idea from the brilliant Marie (whom henceforth I shall refer to as “my girl Friday”) over at Cpaphil Vintage Postcards. It doesn’t matter if your blog isn’t dedicated to postcards. And if you don’t have a blog, keep checking out my blog, her blog and all the cool blogs that sign up!

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5 Responses

  1. Marie says:

    This is just gorgeous! I would be a good girl if I received a little reward like this! That dog is suspiciously eying the kitten. Lunch?

  2. Olive Rue says:

    What a great vintage postcard. I love it!

  3. Judy says:

    Teachers still give awards but not as pretty as this one! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Judy

  4. Holy Cow! It is already Friday tomorrow! Where the heck does the week go? How is you project going? You must be relieved to have shelves! Hoorah! There is finally room for your books.

    It’s PFF tomorrow! I would love to see what you have up your sleeve:)

  5. Catherine says:

    A Reward for a brilliant pupil ! All these merits deserve it. The pupil which every teacher dream nowaday !
    Too bad they didn’t create an other image with a little boy on it.
    Happy Friendship Friday, Philip’s Great grand-son : )

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