A Happy New Year – 1908

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A Happy New Year. Raphael Tuck & Sons “New Years Post Cards” Series No. 139.  Art Publishers to Their Majesties the King & Queen.  Printed in Saxony.

Post marked Greenfield, Mich.  Dec. 31, 1908.  Addressed to Mrs. [Effie Lee] Weaver, 2nd house west of 54 Tireman Ave., Detroit, Mich.

“Dec 30, ’08    Dear Mrs. Weaver,  May the coming year be a happy and prosperous one for you is the wish of your friend.  Sara Waffle.”

The formality of 1908 versus the informality of 2016 — cannot imagine addressing a friend by a formal title instead of by first name.  Great card!  The mode of address is also very interesting…

 

 

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About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian
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