Postcards from the past: Doon the watter

Postmarked in Ramsgate, a seaside town in Kent, England. It’s stamped 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 17, but the year is unclear. It looks like it might be sometime between 1900-09. It’s addressed to Mr. [or something like it; perhaps “Ner”) Elliott (senior), 14 Gibbon Rd., Evelina Rd., Nunhead, London.

The message reads:

Dear Dad,

What do you this (sic) of this P.C. The poor old man is looking quite frightened. I suppose they did not have any dry biscuit or else perhaps it would not have happened. You know what I mean. Much love from Jennie.

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