Postcards for Your Thoughts
Long before the telephone and long before the
automobile people traveled by river and rail.
A century before emails we communicated
on postcards through the U.S. Postal system.
The cost: just a
penny for your thoughts. With the photographer's pictures on the front side and
explanations on the back these early forms of instant messaging
sometimes took weeks,
maybe even months to arrive. In this archive of postcards we see that the great
Paul Spor is inviting girls to hear his band at the
fabulous Kin Wa Low's Restaurant
Nite Club. Paul was also the Paramount Theater's pit bandleader.
Paul and his
band would rise
up out of the floor in front of the stage and warm-up the crowd
for the main act,
In another postcard we see a note from H. in Bowling Green
Miss Nellie Hatch.
Penned in 1908 the communication asks Nellie if
ever seen the world's largest concrete bridge in
Waterville, Ohio, and
coming to the fair. These postcards are located in the Rare Books division
the Local History Department of the
Toledo Lucas County Public Library.
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