Aunt Elsie at Dr. Crandall’s Health School along the Lincoln Highway in Springettsbury Township
Last week I posted More On Dr. Crandall’s Health School in Springettsbury Township; adding to Research by June Lloyd after I came across several 1921 ads for Dr. Crandall’s Heath School. June Lloyd had already written extensively about Dr. Crandall. Here is the link to June’s post: Crandall’s Health School in East York a little mysterious.
The 1921 ads take away a small bit of the mystery of this health school. Dr. Crandall was following the Tilden plan; which relied upon a nontraditional health technique based upon improving type of food intake rather than using medical drugs to treat his patients. This postcard is from Aunt Elsie, a patient at Dr. Crandall’s Health School during May 1932.
Related posts include:
- Comments on Historic Resources in Springettsbury Township; and Part 3 of Dr. Crandall’s Health School
- Rachel Bahn and Part 4 of Dr. Crandall’s Health School
Based upon the Tilden plan, patients entering Dr. Crandall’s Health School began their treatment with a fast. What followed was a wholesome, balanced diet; good elimination; moderate exercise, rest, all to optimize the body’s energy and build health and host resistance to disease. Dr. Crandall would give his patients diets tailored to their individual needs.
This postcard to Ed. Fisher & Family of Johnstown, PA is from Aunt Elsie; postmarked May 17, 1932. As a patient, Elsie was getting served every meal with hot water and half a lemon. Elsie also noted heavy traffic on the Lincoln Highway in 1932.
I have zooming-in on Lincoln Highway part of postcard. It must have been a low traffic day when the artist drew the postcard scene. Anybody care to guess the make of the car that the artist depicted on the Lincoln Highway? My guess is a Hupmobile, based upon my post on Friday.
The postcard is a view looking southwardly; therefore the rail tracks are on the south side of the Lincoln Highway. These are trolley tracks, which ran from the City of York to Wrightsville. Trolley service in and near the City of York existed from August 18, 1892 to February 4, 1939. However the York to Wrightsville trolley was in service for a shorter time span, from May 21, 1904 to February 1, 1933.Reading the Headlines: A Quick Index to All YorksPast Posts