Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Washed and Ironed Today....

From 1908, this is a postcard view of Smith Park, though not identified as such.  Kate, our writer, penned this note on a Monday in September.  After engaging in her laundry day activities, she looked forward to the 10 cent excursion boat ride down to Oshkosh two days hence on Wednesday to visit her ailing relative or friend at St. Mary's Hospital. 

Inexpensive and very popular, the postcards of the early 20th century were the tweets or text messages of their time. The pretty picture was a definite plus and made it worth saving. (The corner discoloration on the text side leads me to believe this had been saved in someone's album or scrapbook.)

Thanks to someone's hobby, or for sentimental reasons, we can share a slice of Menasha life from over 100 years ago. 

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