In the process of researching the article, I looked closely at them searching out any small details. And guess what I noticed....there is a group of Delmar ones that are numbered sequentially and I am 99.9% sure they were all published by the same person! How cool is that? I never made that connection before.
So here they are, in order. The big mystery - what about number 319? It has got to be out there somewhere! Found it thanks to a careful reader! Scroll all the way down...
|A Group of Villas MII314|
|Delmar Fire Engine Co. No.1 MII315|
|Delmar Fire Engine House MII316|
|Kenwood Avenue MII317|
|Delmar Public School MII318|
|A Few Cozy Residences MII320|
|Kenwood Ave with M E Parsonage MII321|
|Adams House MII322|
Here's the back of one of them. Look closly along the left side and you'll see who published it....
J W Dessert "The Druggist" of Delmar N Y. Because I can't help myself, I had to find out more about him.
Joseph W. Dessert (1873-1968) of Chestertown, NY graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy in 1896. For a time he had a drug store in Chestertown, but in 1912 he opened one in Delmar.
|This is a clip of a national publication that noted the Delmar opening|
In 1912 and 1913 he advertised often, and what pops up the most are ads for Folley Kidney Pills. Below are some clippings. I like the one with the motorcycle the best - you could get one in Normansville! All are from 1912 in the Altamont Enterprise.
Joseph's first wife was Carrie. She died in 1909. His second was Georgia. Joseph, Georgia and their daughter Alice were in Bethlehem for the 1920 census, but in 1930 and 1940, they were living in Albany. And that is about it for J. W. Dessert, druggist and postcard publisher!
Update - September 26, 2018
Thank you careful reader Jas Yolles for pointing me in the direction of this postcard! Below are the front and back of #319.