Sometimes it’s what’s inside an old envelope that means more than the stamps and other markings on the outside. Inside this registered letter to Albert Grant is a letter from his young son, Arthur W. Grant, that was a true labor of love as the hand-drawn lines, careful printing and dots between each word indicate. Arthur is writing to his father from the town of Bridgeville. His father is working in the iron mines in the region.
Santa Claus and Christmas are on young Arthur’s mind, as well as a mouth organ and necktie. But it seems that more than anything, Arthur wants to know if his Father will be home for Christmas. The little boy pencils numerous “X’s” to indicate love and kisses for his Father.
What a sweet letter, as well as being visually “alive” with Arthur’s handiwork.