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My grandparents, Louis and Edna, each collected postcards before and after their marriage in 1912. Their albums contain nearly a thousand postcards of great variety, and the messages offer glimpses into their lives during that period.

A card from this set, printed in Germany, was mailed from southeastern Iowa by Louis to Edna about once a week during June of 1918. She was visiting her parents down in the Missouri boot-heel. Unlike the rest of the cards in their collection, these required 2 cent stamps. The early ones are products of the “penny postcard” era.

Postcards scanned and presented by granddaughter, Beverly Whitaker.

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NOTE: Following 4 more introductory pages accessed by the “View” button, there are several album pages where you can view cards according to CATEGORIES.