"Penn-Sylvania" (Penn's Woods) - H. H. Hain Poem - Postcard, c. 1940s


(5 1/2 x 3 1/2 In) This is an original vintage Beauty Views linen postcard from the 1940s. It shows a view of Route 87 in Sullivan County and the poem "Penn-Sylvania" (Penn's Woods), copyrighted by H. H. Hain in 1935. "William Penn, having been granted the tract of land by King Charles II, proposed the name "Sylvania". However, because of the admiration for Penn's father, the King declared it should be Penn-sylvania."

"PENN-SYLVANIA" (Penn's Woods)
A commonwealth of landscapes
From meadow to timber-line,
Keystone of the great Union,
Since seventeen eighty-nine;
Kissed by Atlantic breezes,
From lands of the rising sun, 
Home of the "Quaker City", 
Where the Liberty Bell was rung,
It seems the joy of Heaven
Just flashes at sunset's glow
Over the Alleghenies
And the rivers down below;
From Lake Erie to the Delaware,
O'er the Mason-Dixon Line, 
You get a glimpse of Heaven
Each evening at sunset time.
Checkered with mighty highways, 
Through mountain, valley and glen,
And beautified by rivers,
Is this wonderland of Penn;
Where states were forged in Union,
And were welded to remain,
At Valley Forge and Gettysburg,
In the land of Anthony Wayne."

The postcard is unused and is in VERY GOOD condition, light wear at the edges, blunted corner tips. 

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