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Posted 9 months ago

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jonima
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I recently acquired these four postcards with pictures from my hometown, dated 1912. The Porto Rico Hotel (no spell checkers back then, I guess) is still standing. It's been the one bar in town ever since I can remember. I remember the day they tore down the old, wooden church. I was probably 5. I find it strange that there are actually postcards from my hometown since it's so small. There's a stop sign at each end of town, a post office, and a bar. That's it. The last census registered 100+ people. Still, it was the best place in the world to grow up, and it's great to go "home" to visit

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  1. jonima jonima, 9 months ago
    Thanks for the love, folks!
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
    What a treasure! In the old days photographers would travel around and take pictures then make postcards to sell to the residents. You just reminded me to do a search on my little town too.
  3. jonima jonima, 9 months ago
    I was really surprised when I found these. I'm always on the look-out for things from my hometown, but as small as it is, there really isn't much.
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    A lot of stamp and coin people actually sell postcards also. If there is one postcard, there are going to be others. Before telephones, electricity, postcards were the norm, like texting almost today. I love postcards and years ago was very involved in the trade.
  5. inky inky, 9 months ago
    Lovely old buildings!...:-)

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