“Dear National President - Thanks a million for your kind interest in me and another million thanks for the cards you have sent. They give me much to think about and warm my heart. Am sending some postcards of our “OUT WEST.” Dispose of them as you please Again with thanks and real admiration, Yours, Dorothy Retsloff” Grossmont, CA Postmarked 1942
NOTE: The National League of American Penwomen is an arts organization founded in 1897 to support women journalists who were not permitted to join the National Press Club. Today they seek to “encourage, recognize, and promote the production of creative work of professional standard in Art, Letters, and Music.”
CDV Photo of General Thomas W. Sweeny, Civil War General
In 1866, he commanded the ill-fated Fenian invasion of Canada, after which he was arrested for breaking neutrality laws between the United States and Britain, but was soon released. He retired from the Regular Army in 1870 as a brigadier general. Sweeny retired to Astoria on Long Island. He died there on April 10, 1892, and is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
This CDV was one of 98 images from an album that had belonged to General George Hampden Crosman. Currently this CDV is listed in our eBay store.