This is one of those deals in which the back of the card is more important than the front. It’s from Wiley Oakley, the “Roamin’ Man of the Mountains”, a master tracker and woodsman. His knowledge of the area around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was legendary.
I can’t really make out the date on the postmark. At first, I thought it was “1931”. Now, the Curt Teich published card carries the alphanumeric code: 4A-H696. This, I think, puts the card issuance as 1934 or so, which is when the Park officially came into existence. I think the postmark wasn’t fully imprinted and the line I thought was a “1” is really just the left part of an incomplete number. I can’t find any “Wilmott” associated with the Staten Island Museum (still in business).
So, anyway, Wiley writes: “arived (sic) safe and sound last night. this was some trip up east. I enjoyed my stay with you very much. Will write you later again. having to do a lot of talking. yours wiley oakley”
Mailed to” Mr. Wilmott c/o Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, New York”