Thursday, July 17, 2014

Miss Lillian's Postcards: Vintage Tweets from the 1900s - A "Friend Me" Request?

Postcard 009

Sender: Howard Wm. McGuire
Addressee: Miss Lillian M. Maguire, 3004 Vine Grove Ave, St Louis, MO
Postmark: Philadelphia, PA.
Date: September 25, 1906
Image: Valley Green, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
Message: [written on the postcard front]

I got your name from Ed Clegg.
PLEASE EXCHANGE 3035 E St. Phila  Howard Wm McGuire

Valley Green Inn is still operating in the Fairmount Park of Philadelphia, and still looking the same (impressive!) as in this postcard - beautiful location, and a great place to visit. :)


But we have a mystery here! Who is Howard William McGuire? He knows Ed Clegg, who knows Lillian. Who is Ed Clegg? Does Howard think that he and Lillian might be related, since their last names are virtually the same? This looks very much like the vintage postcard equivalent of the Facebook request "Please friend me", coming from a friend of a friend. Or is there some other meaning behind it? Do you think Lillian responded? We will never know.

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