Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Miss Lillian's Postcards: Vintage Tweets from the 1900s - Christine in NY

Postcard 003

Sender: Christine
Addressee: Miss Lillian Maguire, 3004 Vine Grove St., St Louis, MO
Postmark: New York, NY
Date: August 6, 1906
Image: Flat Iron Building, New York (the marvel of its day! Select the link, then scroll down the page to view a video clip, filmed in 1902. This was probably very much what it looked like to Christine in 1906.)
Message: [This is a "picture post" with no message, but the sender dates and signs the postcard front. Note that the postcard was postmarked at its point of origination in New York, as well as at its destination in St. Louis. Also note that each postmark include the time (!) as well as the date. So it left NY at 11:30 AM on 8/6/06 and arrived in St Louis at 6 PM on 8/7/06 - that is pretty decent delivery speed. :)]

 Aug, 6, '06                        Christine

Who is Christine? I suspect a friend, though she could be relative. She seems to be on a summer trip and this is her first postcard to Lillian.

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