February 10, 2010

Smile For The Camera: Be My Valentine

The word prompt for the 20th Edition of Smile For The Camera is "Valentine." Love is in the air, so celebrate with Smile by sharing a photograph of a Valentine; be that person or paper. The interpretation of Valentine is yours. Admission is free with every photograph!

This is a Valentine postcard from 1910 that I purchased many years ago. It was in a box of miscellaneous paper ephemera

It's an odd postcard in my mind, as the sender expresses no words of love or romance, yet has chosen a Valentine card image for Maggie (the recipient). Perhaps it was the only card he had on hand, or found in the shop, but it's always struck me as an amusing card for James to send to Maggie.

I've not done any research on Maggie or James so have no idea who they are! I'm sure Maggie at least could be found in the 1910 census records.


1910

Miss Margaret Rasch
146 North Division St
Buffalo N[ew] Y[ork]

Maggie

We have all got bad colds and the roads are very bad so geo [George?] hired Roy Smith to take you the machine [today?] You will get the machine before you do this card. [can't read this word] from James

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