During the “Undivided Back” Postcard Era, personal messages were not permitted on the address side. Writers could pen short greetings around the image border or on top of the picture itself. Carl G. Ackerman inscribed his short message in the State Capitol’s blue sky.

Postmarked: MAR 8, 1907 Indianapolis, IND., 1-PM
Received: MAR 9, 1907 San Antonio, 10-AM
Dear friend.
Everything’s fine. I wish I could see you and Chris at the SS Convention at Piqua?

Good Bye
Carl G Ackerman
Addressed to:
Mrs. Chris Voge
Fort San Houston

A penny for your thoughts … Like the tweet of yesteryear– given limited space, what kind of note would you write to a friend?