This unique early postcard shows Ostrich chicks just hatched at the South Pasadena Ostrich Farm in California. This early card is called a Private Mailing Card and has an undivided back, therefore the message is written on the front.
The card tells us that the use of this particular type of card was authorized by an act of Congress May 19, 1898. The card has been used and has a postmark of 1909 and a cancelled one-cent stamp.
This card is in good vintage condition with a little corner and edge wear.