Monday, October 27, 2014

Miss Lillian's Postcards - Vintage Tweets: Miss Lillian Has Moved!

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Sender: Sister of Lillian, Anne Mueller
Addressee: Miss Lillian Maguire, #1315 N. Taylor Ave., St. Louis Mo
Postmark: Seattle, WASH.
Date: March 24, 1908
Image: State Capitol, Carson City, Nevada
Dear L,
Your letter, also
M. B's received & as
I cant possibly use 
another "centrepiece
tulip design" I don't 
think I'll give myself
any extra work by 
opening correspondence
with her. Love from,
Yours A.


The Nevada state capitol is an historic building that still stands in Carson City. Follow the link and then click on the photo of the capitol building to view more pictures, including a picture taken when it was newly built (1870-ish).

This postcard from Anne to her sister Lillian is such fun! First we can see by the address that Lillian has moved out from home. My, my! We have no idea why. We can only speculate that she was ready to be out on her own. Is it possible that she is staying with family or a friend in another part of St. Louis?

And then the message is so funny! We get to see a bit of personality from Anne. "I can't possibly use another "centrepiece tulip design"? I am guessing that Anne did not care for too much hand embroidery, nor for M B. (clearly not a close friend! :) It's a LOL moment! And what does a "centrepiece tulip design" look like? Possibly something like this (image courtesy of Windstar Embroidery Designs):

I am curious regarding why Anne received yet another centrepiece tulip design - for her birthday, perhaps?

Looking Back - 1907 Fashion 


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