Postcard depicting actress Phyllis Dare, sent to Miss L Vernor (Greta street, Oa...


North Otago Museum


Postcard depicting actress Phyllis Dare, sent to Miss L Vernor (Greta street, Oamaru)

About this object

This postcard provides a personal and candid insight into the lives of teenagers (at least one of whom is a girl) in the early 20th Century. The message on the postcard is written in mirror handwriting. Was this done to convey a secret message not visible to the postman?! Or was the sender just 'showing off' because he/she had the ability to write in mirror writing?The message elludes to the fact that the sender and recipient are involved in collecting and exchanging postcards.

Date Made

circa 1910


85 x 140 mm

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