This charming postcard was mailed to a Mrs. C.A. Hall of West Berkshire, Vermont in 1914.
This Easter postcard was sent to a Bessie E. Fuller of 57 Malvern Street, Melrose (Massachusetts). She might be the Bessie E. Fuller, daughter of Thomas Allen Fuller and Annie McKay who was born in Massachusetts in 1886. Continue reading
This postcard was mailed to Miss Laura Orrill of 10 Laurel Street in Manchester, New Hampshire. It is postmarked March 13, 1907.
There is a tiny, cramped signature at the bottom of the card which appears to read – From Cousin E. Gan—
I was able to find individuals by the surname of Orrill living in New Hampshire. It’s possible that this is the Laura Orrill who married Thomas Burke (Source: UNION LEADER OBITUARIES).
This postcard was sent to a Master Carl Nelson of Gardiner, Maine. You may wonder why the salutation Master is used. I don’t know whether this was the case in the U.S., but here in Canada when I was growing up in the 50s/60s my grandfather would get mail addressed with his name followed by the initials Esq. (Rosaire Theriault, Esq.). If I remember correctly the rule was that if you were a married adult, the Esq. could be added to your formal correspondence. If you were younger and/or unmarried the salutation Master would be used (although I never saw an example of this).
In any case, here’s what the message says: Continue reading