Salem, Massachusetts, location of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, is the birthplace of Nathaniel Hawthorne, and has many historical sites. Vintage postcards from the 1900s to the 1950s take readers back in time. Learn about the Salem Witch Trials, and see courthouse where the accused were tried and the summit of Gallows Hill where the guilty were hanged. See the house on Mall Street where Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote The Scarlet Letter, and the House of Seven Gables. Along the waterfront, see the Custom House and Derby Wharf where privateers moored during the Revolutionary War. Tour Salem's famous seventeenth and eighteenth century houses including the Peabody Essex Museum, walk through the Gardner-Pingree House, the Peirce-Nichols House, the John Ward House, and the Pickering House. Get caught up in the spell of the Witch City.
Mary Martin heads Mary Martin Postcards, a three-generation family business that is the largest postcard operation in the world. In addition to a warehouse facility in Perryville, Maryland, the company is a presence at postcard shows worldwide, including York, Pennsylvania, each November. Nathaniel Wolfgang-Price is a "Renaissance Man" who reads and writes poetry in his spare time.