‘Picture Postals’ from H.P. Lovecraft, part of an ongoing series.

Sabrett’s horse-drawn ice-cream cart in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York City. Also selling coffee, candy etc. On the corner of Bush and Clinton Street, about a mile south of Lovecraft’s room in the notorious Red Hook.

“On December 31, 1924, I established myself in a large room … at 169 Clinton St.”

“Sometimes I get a dime’s worth of ice-cream for breakfast” (said of 1934, but just as likely after his walks in Brooklyn).

“It takes no effort at all [to imagine] that I am still 12 years old, and that when I go home it will be through the quieter, more village-like streets of those days — with horses and wagons, and little varicoloured street cars with open platforms…”