Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Miss Beulah Shank

Blue forget me nots and gilded framing

Today through the holidays and into January 2017, I will be posting a Christmas card a day. I hit the “mother load” during the Tennessee vacation haul, and have almost 50 cards for your perusal, ranging from simple post cards to glittered delights and a series of photo cards that span 13 or more years.

This particular card is a lovely example of embossing and gilding, which both feature heavily here. The sentiment is Greetings and all Good Wishes.

The reverse of the card was postmarked, but I can’t see where a stamp had been present.


It was mailed to Miss Beulah G Shank in Greencastle, PA, RFD3, postmarked December 11, 1909 from Hagerstown MD.

The note reads:

Well Beulah is this cold enough for you? I guess mama has the coal stove by this time if she aint she would better put it up or else you will freeze. I must hurry and take this card up before the mail man comes. Your friend, Mary A Hykes to Beulah.

I certainly hope mama got the stove on and no one froze!

2 thoughts on “Greetings and all good wishes

  1. therescuedphoto says:

    I feel like this is my own personal advent calendar! How wonderful!


  2. I’m still learning from you, as I’m trying to reach my goals. I absolutely liked reading all that is written on your site.Keep the stories coming. I enjoyed it!


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