Greetings from Madison: More Historic Postcards
Following up on another blog post, here are a few more glimpses into the lives of old-time Wisconsinites via historic postcards.
Postmarked January 5, 1911
Sent you underwear by Wells F. Express. Look out for the little note in it, for I want you to be sure and read it and follow the advice given. L.B.T.
Postmarked February 28, 1910
I was indeed surprised to hear from you and to know that you are in town. It’s been a long time since we have heard from each other, very long. I am at Madison, Wis. now going to agricultural college, which I enjoy greatly. Will presently leave for Iowa where I intend to stay for a while. Write if you may and let me know your address, will write some. Bert.
Postmarked September 3, 1946
Unless you came down we will be home the end of the week. Be careful about the hot H20 tank if you heat water that you’re sure you turned it off otherwise they explode. How is the polio? Expect to find the house clean and in order as I left it and how is the yard— grass need cutting? Seeing you soon, Love, Mother
Postmarked July 26, 1923
I am having a nice time swimming. A girlfriend of mine is teaching me how to swim and also dive. Stayed under water for a little over 50 seconds today. This post card got a picture of where we fish for the clam and catch big carps. Your friend, Joseph
Hundreds of beautiful postcards from in and around Madison can be found in the Wisconsin State Journal's new book, "Moments in Time."