Card no 68 – Charlotte (Freckles5148) – New York, USA – (PC37)

Charlotte lives in the Fingerlakes region of the state but sent me a card from a visit she had made to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.  In the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda stands this barosaurus that lived 140 million years ago – she is shown rearing up to protect her young from an allosaurus. This is the tallest freestanding dinosaur mount in the world.  Although a photograph this card has the quality of a nineteenth century painting about it.

Charlotte’s  daughter Julie and granddaughter Mikayla both postcross as well.  (I wonder what the biggest postcrossing family membership is?)

This self-adhesive stamp of George Washington which I have had previously was first issued on 11th April 2011.

This Northern Harrier is part of a wonderful 2012  set  shown below in a picture from the web. (I have previously had the Peregrine from Danielle – card no 13.  Hint, hint to any of my US senders – any more of these welcome!)


This card  arrived on 23rd  May, travelled 3,326 miles and took 8  days.

Total so far – 229,036 miles; 20 countries (including 8 US States).


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2 Responses to Card no 68 – Charlotte (Freckles5148) – New York, USA – (PC37)

  1. Alhana says:

    Great view of the room! If it wasn’t for the people visiting, I would have thought the height of the ceiling was just above average.
    The stamp of the harrier is lovely, as well as the full set. I don’t have any of them yet, perhaps a hint is also needed on my blog for any future card swap.

  2. carol Lake says:

    I think this is the skeleton that figures in the wonderful old black-and-white movie, “Bringing Up Baby,” starring Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. If you haven’t seen it, Baby is actually a pet leopard, and steals a bone from the skeleton. Silly but fun. xoxo Carol

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