Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

  The days of little greeting cards are really over, as our modern mail processing machines don’t know how to handle them. But back when mail was hand sorted, small cards were common and charming. This particular card is about 3×4 and is a fold-over type that makes it look like a closed envelope. The …

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This card is slightly smaller than a postcard, and has a nicely embossed edge framing the image and sentiment. The image is that of a candle in front of a window. The sentiment reads “With all kind thoughts and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.” It was signed “from Mr & Mrs J. …

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This card bears the dates 1917 and 1918 in the masthead, flanking a scene of two cabins with smoke rising from their chimneys, several pine trees, and a setting sun. The sentiment is more formal as this is a corporate greeting card. Christmas Greetings and all good wishes for your health, happiness and prosperity Utilities …

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