Thank you to Frank Hay, a member of the Queensferry History Group for
sending the postcard above, published by George Washington Wilson.
The card was posted in 1906. It has an undivided back, the
address being written on the back and the message on the front.
However, the postcard is likely to have been published a few years
earlier as the Post Office in Great Britain relaxed its rules in 1902 and
allowed both the address and message to be written on the same side of the
card. From around September 1902 onwards, postcard publishers
began to produce postcards with divided backs.
The sender clearly had faith in the postal system. The message on
the front of the postcard reads:
"Can't possibly come tonight. Will come
tomorrow morning at 9 o' clock. "