This real photo postcard was originally featured on my other blog, GenBlog.
Addressee: Miss Gertrude Bontz, Glasford, Illinois
Postmark: Hanna City, Illinois, 19 September 1910
The message reads:
Thomas Walter Gibbons at the age of 6 months.
There is no other identifying information.
It is quite possible that this is the Thomas W Gibbons found in Logan, Peoria, Illinois in the 1920 census. If it’s him, I believe I found an SSDI listing for him as well. Additional research is needed to determine if this it the correct person and if so, if there are any living relatives to pass this photo on to.