Friday, June 27, 2014

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

Postcard 004

Sender: Christine
Addressee: Miss Lillian Maguire, 3004 Vine Grove St., St Louis, MO
Postmark: Pana, Illinois
Date: August 14, 1906
Image: Reproduction of a painted nature scene
Message: [This is the second "picture post" with no message, but the sender's handwriting matches up nicely with the previous postcard.]

The nature scene on this postcard is rather generic, but it is evocative of the small town of Pana, Illinois. The image below is taken from the Pana Chamber of Commerce website, and includes a bridge dated 1910 - built only a few years after Christine visited the town. Since Pana, Illinois is a very small town, I am guessing that Christine is perhaps visiting friends or family there.

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