Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This postcard is quite lovely. It features a mother and child, reminiscent of the Madonna and Jesus. Holly leaves and berries grace the right hand side, and the greeting reads A Holy Happy Christmas It was sent from Olga & Mabel to Anna Chodl on December 24, 1907. The card back reads Had a fun …

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All of these cards date to the early 20th century based on the printing style and artwork. Only one bears a postmark, but all of them seem related in some way – either by recipients or by handwriting. They were probably in someone’s grandmother’s shoebox of cards that wound up in an antique shop, and …

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