F.M. BARNUM, living near Merrill, has brought to the city a good supply of apples of the Yellow Transparent, Gravenstein and Red June varieties, which cannot be surpassed for texture and flavor. A peculiarity of this Red June apple is that it ripens in September, thus becoming a fall variety instead of a summer one, as is usual.
Here's the back of the card, sent from San Jose, California.
The message reads:
Dearest papa! -
Happy Birthday to you - I wish I could be there to help eat your birthday dinner. We are studying hard - Well may your 55th birthday be the happiest you have ever had is the wish of your loving daughter. Heaps of love + kisses.Lena B.