Postcards

Family News and Daily Life

A cabin near Brooksville, showing the writer and two others, 1913

Postcards were also used to conduct the business of daily life.  This included relaying family news, arranging social gatherings, and managing  business and domestic matters.   Many of these postcards were utilitarian and contained no visual component such as illustrations or photographs.    Others included local or family photographs.   Examples of these types of postcards are displayed here.

Postcard of an older woman

An invitation to Thanksgiving dinner, 1898.  

A note to inform the recipient of the death of the writer's father, 1895.

A note to say that the potato harvest is ready, 1894.