Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year circa 1910

This is a sweet vintage postcard from more than a century ago. It is much cuter than my photos suggest, but hopefully, you can get the idea.

The postcard is addressed to Miss Nellie Knickerbocker, Lenoxville, Pa. And the postmark bears the date of January 4, 1910.

The message on the back intrigues me. Here's what it says:

Nellie, will you please be so kind and send that telescope (satchel) on the next stage and we will pay the charges.

Attend to it at once as we would like to use. Send it to Papa - to Clifford.

Lovingly, Kate.

So who are Kate and Nellie? Sisters, perhaps? And why is it postmarked Lenoxville if it was being mailed to Lenoxville? (If they lived in the same town, presumably nothing would need to be sent by stage.)

I guess we will never know...


Anonymous said...

Curious...this type of personal history fascinates me...I could see someone writing a story based on this little bit of history. The cards are lovely, a nice way to commemorate New Year's Present & New Year's past...Wishing you much happiness!

Silke said...

I love those kinds of letters and postcards. Remember when I once translated a bunch of old letters from German into English? They were all from the mother to the daughter, and I loved to imagine what the daughter was writing back to her mother...

Wishing you a most wonderful 2012!!! Love, Silke

Indrani said...

It can be the start to a great story.

Simply Delicious said...

These are beautiful. Happy WW!

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