Octavie Apthorp - Postcard to Isabella Stewart Gardner from the Atlantic Ocean, 6 June 1920

Octavie Apthorp (active Boston, about 1856 - about 1934)

Postcard to Isabella Stewart Gardner from Aboard the S.S. Dante Aligheri, Atlantic Ocean, 6 June 1920

Ink on card stock


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Inscribed in pencil (upper left): Mrs. Apthorp
Inscribed in pencil (lower right): Apthorp
Postcard printed (recto, bottom): Inferno - Canto 1. / Nel Mezzo del Cammin Nostra Vita / mi Ritarovai per una selva oscura...
Postcard printed (recto, bottom): Purgatorio - Canto II. / Da Poppa Stava il Celestial Nocchiero / Tal Che Parea Beato per Iscritto.

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