So much history on one beautiful postcard.
It's time for Throwback Thursday on Carnie's Comments.
I don't know who dropped it off but what a gift we received earlier this month.
It's a postcard, postmarked June 14th, 1945. The 3-cent postage stamp depicts King George VI.
The card was also rubber stamped with a logo that reads, "Milk for Britain". I've learned it was a radio appeal for milk for British children - a wartime effort. Members of Kinsmen Clubs across Canada raised funds to purchase powdered milk. By the end of the campaign, the Kinsmen raised close to $3 million and sent 50 million quarts of milk to the British kids.
Pictured on the postcard are CHAB announcers Dick Lillico and a smiling Cy Knight, seated at a piano. There's a CHAB microphone and a woman seated beside Cy with a banjo along with a neatly dressed trio of female backing vocalists - one with a guitar.
It was sent to a Muriel Boyton in Lillestrom, Saskatchewan, now an abandoned settlement.