Penny Post: A Beauty From You!

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INDIANAPOLIS, IND.      JUL 21, 1909     630 PM

30th Street and Bell Fountain Bridge (image:

30th ST. AND BELL FOUNTAIN BRIDGE, INDIANAPOLIS               (image: courtesy Digital


Indianapolis, Ind 7/21/09

Dear Friend,

Am almost ashamed to send this cheap little card after getting the beauty from you.  Have tried for six weeks to get something like it but couldn’t.  I expect to be in Chi. a week after next.  Will try and make it a point to spend a few hours with you. Yours.

W A Brennan

Postmark July 21st, 1909

Postmark July 21, 1909


Mr. Jno Vollmar

#814 W. 19 Ave

Maywood, Ills.

Penny for Your Thoughts: When was the last time you received a memorable card or letter?  Who was it from? What made it so special?  Did you save it?

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One Comment on "Penny Post: A Beauty From You!"

  1. basil berchekas jr May 4, 2016 at 11:20 am · Reply

    It appears from the angle of the shadow under the bridge piers that the photo is “looking” west towards the 30th Street bridge over Fall Creek, near where Bellfontaine Avenue would have been on the left bank (east) of Fall Creek. Strictly just trivia, of no consequence!

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