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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2011

 

Valentine postcard sent in 1908 with a one penny stamp featuring Ben Franklin. It was sent from Norristown, Pennsylvania to my grandfather and addressed, simply, "Paul M. White, Tylersport, Penna"

As a boy, my grandfather received postcards from his relations — sometimes sent from just the next town over.  There are scenes of places long gone, views of places we still know today, and sentiments expressed with lovely illustrations of rabbits, hearts, cottages nestled in snow, Santa, turkeys, horse shoes, and more, depending on the holiday.  I’m delighted to be the guardian of this collection now, and enjoy browsing through the window on the past it offers.

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