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TH 1903

1903 Colored picture postcard with a humorous take on TH. "The True Story of the Hare and the Tortoise." $14.01 from Marilyn Lamkin, Lexington, MA, through eBay, August, '02.

The picture occupies just over half of the front of this postcard, dated October 30, 1903. The hare sits dressed reading a newspaper while his back is supported by a milestone reading "XIII to London." The tortoise, with a jaunty red cap and a newspaper tied around his shell, quips "I'll read mine when I get home." The text within the picture adds: "He got home first." The fable is localized here. The card was sent to Dorset, perhaps from "Forest Gate S.O." The illustration seems to be signed "Tom B."