Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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

Postcard 006

Sender: Christine
Addressee: Miss Lillian Maguire, 3004 Vine Grove St., St Louis, MO
Postmark: Warren, R.I.
Date: September 7, 1906
Image: South Main Street, Warren, Rhode Island
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. :)]

Missing most of the trees but still very recognizable, here is South Main Street, Warren RI today as seen using the street view of Google Earth:


  1. How cool! I love seeing old pictures of places, and then seeing them in the modern day. Most of the time it makes me sad how much has changed... but it does connect events in history better in my mind.

    the Middle Sister and Singer

    1. I agree, Brigid! In this case, it is nice to see that at least one building with architectural character remains.