Photo -- See Caption Below
Photo -- See Caption Below

Glen Echo Park, Maryland

Postcard of the Pleasure Resort
Leet Brothers, Published for L.D. Shaw
c 1898-1907

This postcard shows Clara Barton’s Glen Echo home with rollercoaster tracks.  The rollercoaster screeched by her window and a Ferris wheel was located at the side of the house.  Park owners wanted to pressure Barton out of the house so they could turn it into a hotel. She was happy to see the manager replaced. A handwritten note signed by Miss Barton on the postcard thanks friends for their letters and friendship.
Paper. L 8.8,W13.7 cm

Clara Barton National Historic Site, CLBA 4162