Snagged from an eBay auction just ended at $495… a Lovecraft postcard from New Orleans, on 6th June 1932, to Walter J. Coates of The Driftwind Press…

“Greetings! At the far end of one of my annual travel outbursts, & enjoying every minute of it! Shenandoah Valley…. Tennessee…. old Father Mississippi (seen by me for the first time)…. Vicksburg…. Natchez…. & now ancient New Orleans, paradise of the architect and antiquarian. Right in the same class with Charleston & Quebec! Here for over a week, then Mobile, Ala. Have a very faint hope of getting to Charleston. Regards — & hope that spring is getting around to the arctic regions at last! HPL”