Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Unknown woman

Unidentified Young Woman

Former resident of Bethany

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Birthday Wish

Postcards were a way to send a birthday greeting, such as this one.

The card was postmarked from Rochester, N.Y. in 1914, and sent to:

Mr Chas E. Bender
RFD #2

It reads:

Dear Brother
May you have many Happy Birthdays is the wish of us both.
the letter came this A.M. it was from K Bauer
I will write mor later
We found every
thing all O.K.
ever your Geo & Anna


Postcards of the 19th Century were more like hand-done greeting cards, often with raised lettering [like this card] and other ornamentation ~ and mailed for only a penny!
This card was not actually mailed, and on the reverse the sender has written :
"From Aunt Helen and Uncle Mose[sic]"

Photo Booth

Remember when you went to the 5-and10-cent store, and had your photo taken in that little booth?! Wonder who this lady is...and where she had her picture taken....

Little Boy of Bygone Days

This little boy is darling in his long-ago clothing~!
Imagine keeping those clothes clean!!