Today, you can interface with any number of people through various social media channels, but 100+ years ago, you might have used…a post card.
Indianapolis, IND, December 7, 1906 2PM
Olean, NY, December 8, 1906 10:30AM
Message (on the front):
Would you like one in return
Agnes Rifner, 850 Linwood Ave. Indianapolis, Ind
Anna M. Peterson
135 N. 6th St.
Olean, N. Y.
Agnes was born in January 1887 and 19 when she asked to exchange post cards with Anna Peterson.
One of 6 children, her father was a cigar maker.
In 1910, Agnes was a milliner, living on South Meridian with two sisters and a brother-in-law before marrying Otto Overbeck.
She and her new husband eventually moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina.
That’s so interesting! My brother and his wife moved out to Olean in 1970 so he could start his job at St. Bonaventure University. They raised six kids. It’s a beautiful part of the country! We love to visit Olean, NY!