The recipient of this card was Emily Frances Abrahams, wife of Barnett Arnold Abrahams, and they lived at 87 Sumner Street, Southwark from about 1900 to 1910. The senders were two spinsters who specialised in men's tailoring. They were Deborah and Esther Cohen and they lived in a single room at No.3 Culham Buildings, Bethnal Green from about 1905 to 1914.
On the front of the card - top left: "The Girls"
Addressed to: Mrs Abrahams, 87 Sumner Street, Southwark
From: D E Cohen, No.3 Culham Buildings, Shoreditch
Message: Dear friends, Just a line to know how you are getting on. I should have writ before this only have been expecting to see you hope Dair is going on alright and hope you are all well as it also leaves us at present love to all from your sincere friends – hope you enjoyed your holidays Augst 13 1905
Barnett Arnold ABRAHAMS (1867-1919), son of Hart ABRAHAMS and Rosetta nee MYERS - and
Emily Frances CARLEY, daughter of Thomas CARLEY and Ellen Sophia nee TERRY
were married at Islington St Paul 03 October 1886.
The witnesses were John PEGG and his wife Emily Maria nee GOOBY.
Barnett and Emily had two children:
Edith ABRAHAMS born c1888 London (1891 census; deceased by 1911 census)
David George ABRAHAMS (1890-1979) m 1915 Eleanor Rebecca MATTHEWS
Deborah COHEN born c1862 Spitalfields (1911 census)
Esther COHEN born c1873 Middlesex (1911 census)
Max Ettinger & Co. The Royal Series - Sunset Series No.4397
Stamp: King Edward VII Definitive - Half Penny - Yellowish Green - issued 26 Nov 1904