Pic of the Week (#141) - "Colorado's Pine and Silent Peak" (Postcard, 1918)

Every Friday The Psychogenealogist shares a "Pic of the Week." The intent is to encourage thought and imagination about the spaces where psychology, genealogy, and history converge.

This delightful postcard depicts a picturesque Colorado mountain scene behind a forest of pine trees.


It reads:

Colorado’s Pine and silent Peak

That bend and brood but never speak

Yet e’en their silence seems to send,

The peace that comes ‘tween friend and friend.

What a lovely sentiment for a postcard!

Postmarked from Denver, Colorado, it was written from a niece to her aunt on December 4, 1918. It was addressed to:

Mrs. L.J. Draper

414 N. 5th St.

Springfield, Ill.


The back reads:

Dear Aunt this leaves

us all well and hope

you are well too Aunt lib

I got my schall and I

was glad to get it well

Aunt lib don’t write till

you here from me again

Mama said to tell

you Hello and I think

I will be at Joliet Chris-

tmas. so good by

From Your neace

Hazel Wetzel

This would be another good genealogical puzzle to solve if you are interested. There are some very good clues that would be relatively easy to research. I would love to find a living descendant of someone connected to this postcard!


  • Who sent and received this postcard?

  • What was the the specific relationship between the two?

  • This postcard is over a century old! Why was it kept and how did it make its way into antique shop in Denver, Colorado?

  • What do you think, wonder, and feel when you view and read the card?

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