A “Sinful” Love of Cape May
February has a reputation for romance, so for this issue the following vintage postcards were selected to display that both people and places can be loved. Cape May has held a special place in the hearts of visitors for decades, and these mementos bear the imprint of their distinct and intimate adoration of Cape May. For some it was the perfect vacation destination, or reminiscent of a scandalous soap opera from the 1960s set in a charming New England town. But the most bold and sacrilegious sentiment is that Cape May was even better than heaven.
June 28, 1938
We are leaving for New London tomorrow expect to be home the 5th. Betty & Jim is here we have a great time wish we could stay here all summer we get plenty healthy exercise. Love to every body. Em & Nels
Sent to C.H. Carlson Chicago, I.L.
July 21, 1938
Cape May. N.J.
It’s grand here. I love it so does Billy-It was so good to see you + Gladys my vacation did me a lot of good althō it was short- I don’t expect another until Oct 1st when Bs parents return from abroad. I would love to get one of your letters.
Love sister flo
Sent To Southold L.I.
July 24, 1950
Sometimes I think I’m sinful enough that if I had a choice of heaven or Cape May I would pick C.M.
Sent To Camden, N.J.
July 3, 1965
Hi! This is the most wonderful little town. It’s a copy of Peyton Place. Tonight we had lobster at the Lobster House on the fisherman’s wharf. Today we toured the Cape and it’s so quaint and graceful shopped too at the Christmas Island and got some real cute things. See you Monday
Love Lynda + bill
Sent to West Caldwell, N.J.