History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

11 February, 2013

Valentine's Day Postcards Part Two

Another set of Valentine's Day postcards from the New York Public Library collections. Mailed yours yet?

From the 1900s to 1920s.


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Unwritten and unmailed. Source



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Postmarked 1910. Source


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Written in a Scandinavian language, postmarked 1912 (from Minnesota). Source




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Only writing on the back is "Emma." Unmailed. Source



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Postmarked 1909. Source



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Postmarked 1920. Source



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Postmarked 1909. Source



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Unwritten and unmailed. Source



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Written on the back: "Dear cousins, Just a words to let you know that the baby had the measles, three more are waiting, the rest had it before. I am working steady. Where is Mary Elizabeth. recieved your Christmas card. Love to all from Therese." Postmarked 1925. Source



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Addressed but not mailed. Source



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Postmarked but not written, c. 1917. Source



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Postmarked but no date visible. Source



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Postmarked 1910. Source



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c. 1910. Source



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"Dear Genevieve, How are you getting along? Gee but I miss you something terrible. I will come east sometime next year to see you, it seems like a century since the last time I seen you. do you remember that glorious day? How did you spend your new year? did you see that picture which is being exhibited in your wonderful city "Quincy Adams Sawyer"? I think you owe me a note, or do I? Josephine." Dated Jan 1, 1922. Source



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Postmarked 1906. Source


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