Monday, August 18, 2014

Miss Lillian's Postcards - Vintage Tweets: Back from a Trip to Long Island

Postcard 014

Sender: Helen K. Conklin
Addressee: Miss Lillian M. Maguire,  3004 Vine Grove Ave., St. Louis, Mo.
Postmark: Greenport, N.Y.
Date: July 9, 1907
Image: High School, Greenport, L.I. (Long Island, New York)
Thanks for
card. Come
Helen K.

To be featured on a postcard, this wonderful brick high school must have been a notable building in Greenport on Long Island in New York state back in 1907. When I searched Google Maps for the high school in Greenport, the current high school resides in a handsome but newer building built in 1933.

Come again? So, Miss Lilian must have gone on a trip! And upon her return from this trip (which included Long Island), she sent a card of thanks to Helen. We don't know if Helen is a friend or a relation. But that formal signature of a full name by Helen K. Conklin makes me think she was an acquaintance rather than family.

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