Handwritten Letters & a Postcard


Day 2 to highlight the Art of Handwriting and your Family leading up to January 23rd, National Handwriting Day.

Share a favorite family hand-written letter, postcard, even note. Old or new. English or other. Post one or many.

Below is our Day 2 photo:

My mother's grandfather Alois came from Silesia as a craftsman to work on Chicago's 1893 Columbian Exposition. The family story is that he'd planned to then go to Africa, but he stayed, met his wife Anna while he was working on the 1904 St. Louis Exposition. They moved back to Chicago and he sometimes traveled for work. We have a couple of his letters (written in German) as well as a postcard of my grandfather and his sister turned into a postcard with writing from Anna to Alois in Iowa.

We did a post on these "Real Photo Postcards" a while back. Curious? Give it a read here.

Hope to see some of your family letters!

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