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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. 

Esther Beach. -- Courtesy of Carolyn May

Esther Beach.

Courtesy of Carolyn May

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.

 

State Street. -- Courtesy of Frank Mooney

State Street.

Courtesy of Frank Mooney

Postmarked February 28, 1910

Dear Paul,

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.

 

Lake Kegonsa in Stoughton. -- Courtesy of Ann Waidelich

Lake Kegonsa in Stoughton.

Courtesy of Ann Waidelich

Postmarked September 3, 1946

 

Dear Charles,

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

 

The Dam on Rock River in Beloit. -- Courtesy of Anne Liesendahl

The Dam on Rock River in Beloit.

Courtesy of Anne Liesendahl

Postmarked July 26, 1923

Dear Friend,

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

 

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Hundreds of beautiful postcards from in and around Madison can be found in the Wisconsin State Journal's new book, "Moments in Time."

 

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