Postcards

You’uns Are Hot- We’uns Are not [1939 – North Carolina]

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“Having a big time.”

Billy’s sarcasm towards Annemarie is what makes 1930s postcard charming, and I think I’m going to bring that phraseology back as an alternative to “great” time. I bet it really was nice in the Blue Ridge Mountains just South of Asheville, NC in July.

In my eyes, the main quality of a great postcard is leaving the reader wanting to know more! This one certainly poses so many more questions than it answers. I want to know what’s happening off stage!

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Dear Annemarie-

Haven’t got enough to say to write a letter– hence the card. I’m visiting Chick now and having a big time. Guess I’ll go back to S.C. and cruise around before I come home. In the meantime try to bear up under the strain of my absence.

Billy

To:

  • Miss Annemarie Dünzelmann
  • 1118 Madison St.
  • Clarksville, Tennessee

Postmark: Hendersonville, N. C. – July 19, 1939

Postcards

Anne in Olympia [Washington, 1932]

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For some reason I picture Anne as being very stylish. She definitely seems to be fond of hotel hopping.

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Jan. 15, 1932

Hello John!

Just moved over to this hotel. It’s better looking. We have been having snow & plenty.

Toodle-lo

Anne

  • John O. Hunt
  • Tennessee City, Tenn

Postmark: Olympia, Washington – January 16, 1932

Image: Hotel Olympian, Olympia Washington – Western Hotels Inc.


More postcards from Anne to John:

Anne in Everett [1931, Washington]

Anne’s Boss [1932, Washington]

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Anne in Everett [1931, Washington]

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Anne is a girl with some spunk. I wonder what traveling around Washington State was like after the market crashed only a few years earlier. And she and whoever she’s with seem to get around with no trouble. And all these years later, we still talk about the weather.

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Hello!

How is the weather down there? We’ve crossed the Rockies now so we have no snow, but plenty rain & it’s cold.

Love, Anne

  • Mr. John O. Hunt
  • Tennessee City
  • Tenn.

Postmark: Everett, Washington – December 1931

Image: Hotel Monte Cristo, Everett, Wash. – Western Hotels Inc.


Other postcards From Anne to John O. Hunt:

Anne’s Boss [1932, Washington]

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Happy Christmas [Pennsylvania, 1930]

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Though it did pass through the mail, there isn’t really a message written by the sender except a name. So, I picked this one for the artwork and the postmark. I love the vibrant graphic on the front of the card.

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Aunt Maggie

To:

  • Miss Peggy White
  • 142 Washington St
  • Shilligton, Pa.

Postmark: Robesonia PA. Dec 22, 1930

Postcards

Anne’s Boss [1932, Washington]

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This short message is one of my favorites. It’s early 1932. Herbert Hoover was president, Duke Ellington would write “Don’t Mean A Thing, If it Ain’t Got That Swing,” and Anne had seen hide nor hair of her boss.

There are so many questions left unanswered. How long had she been in Olympia waiting? Why was she expecting to meet her boss? What line of work was she in? The concise language and the fact that she’s “still waiting” tell me there’s an interesting story behind this card.

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 Hello There,

Well, I’m still here & haven’t seen my boss yet. Will write to-morrow.

Love – Anne

To

  • Mr. John O Hunt
  • Tennessee City, Tenn.

Postmark: Jan 11, 1932 – Olympia, Washington

Front: New Governor Hotel, Olympia Wash.