100 year-old text messages
A couple Sundays ago, I visited a summer antiques festival and bought these postcards. I chose them for their period graphics, but was interested by the handwritten notes and dated postmarks. Here are a few.
T: Mrs. LW Berringer, Brunswick Missouri Dear Mrs. Berringer, With many good wishes for your health + happiness from your friend, Addie Griffen January 29, 1912
T: Mr. Hubert Haskins, Athens, Ohio I will write tomorrow. I am left alone again. My aunt (Mrs. Beckly) is very sick. Helen stayed with me last night so I could not write and I am too busy in the store. Grace is sick and it is real lonesome in here. ~Sylvia February 11, 1910
T: Mr. Walter Dennison, Mount Vernon, Ohio Friend Walter, Received your pretty Xmas card, and was surprised to hear from you. Have been sick for a few days. Am better now. School will be out in 7 more weeks and then I shall be at home again. Your friend, Dorothy (undated)
T: Charles Chrisfen, Gibsonberg, Ohio Well Charles everything is looking fine and living in good hopes. Hope to hear from you soon. ~ EG April 10, 1910
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