Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Miss Lillian's Postcards - Vintage Tweets from the 1900s - An Invitation to a Sunday Visit

Postcard 017

Sender: Lillian R. Moy [undecipherable squiggle]
Addressee: Miss Lillian Maguire,  3004 Vine Grove Ave., City
Postmark: St. Louis, MO
Date: July 15, 1907
Image: View from Compton Heights Water Tower, St. Louis, MO
Dear Lil & Kate:
Don't forget: you girls
are due at our house the
last Sunday this month,
July 28th. You know where
we live, if not, write a [note] I 
will so inform you. Till
then,Yours truly,
Lillian R. Moy [undecipherable squiggle]

Built in 1898, the Compton Heights Water Tower was on the highest point in St. Louis at that time and was surrounded by a lovely manicured park. It remains a monument and tourist attraction to this day.

An invitation! And Lillian, shortened to "Lil" here, has a sister, Kate (in addition to her older sister Anne)!  How exciting! The two girls apparently get to go on a Sunday visit to Lillian Moy's home. What is that undecipherable squiggle at the end of the sender's name?

 A fashionable gown from 1907


  1. How delightful! That park looks like a beautiful place to be.

    the Middle Sister and Singer

    1. I think it is wonderful that the water tower and the surrounding park still exist in St. Louis. I like this postcard too for its "calendar reminder" aspect - the 1907 version, of course. :D