Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year, 2014!!

This is a sweet vintage New Year's postcard from 1910. It is much cuter than my photos suggest, but hopefully, you can get the idea.




The postcard is addressed to Miss Nellie Knicerbocker, 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's being mailed to Lenoxville?

I guess we will never know...

3 comments:

Silke said...

Happy New Year, Beth!! And I bet if you tried, you could probably find out who these people were, but a mystery is so much nicer... Hugs, Silke

Beth said...

Happy New Year to you! I hadn't thought about trying to find out who the people were... I think I'll just make up a good story for them! ☺ hugs, Beth

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Maybe she didn't have a telephone or car or horse & the town was quite big? This is a bit of real history, love it.