This collection of New Year’s greetings come from both our historic postcard collection and our greeting card collection. Dates have been noted when possible but many times the cards were not postmarked - and the date was not used in the message - so no date has been determined.
In order of appearance:
1. postcard, no date
2. Postcard addressed to Mrs. S.J. Rumph, Adams Run, SC; postmarked 31 December 1906.
3. Postcard addressed to Mrs. S.J. Rumph, Adams Run, SC; postmarked 31 December 1906.
4. Postcard signed by Ernest E and addressed to Miss Adeline Doscher at 105 Broad Street, Charleston, SC; postmarked 1910.
5. Postcard with caption in French; no date.
6. Postcard signed G.S. and addressed to Miss Eleanor Gary at 814 Eynon Street in Scranton, PA; postmarked 1920.
7. Greeting Card signed to Fannie from Kate; circa 1910.
8. Postcard addressed to Mrs. L.H. Scheuck in Meridian, N.Y.; postmarked 1911.
9. Greeting Card, no date.
10. Postcard signed by A. Wulbern and addressed to Mrs. R. Waring at 36 Coming St, [Charleston] City; postmarked 1910.
EPHEMERA FRIDAY: Each Friday we post a selection or small collection from our Archives. Some items may be on exhibit, some may be too fragile to display and some may be too unusual to fit into our typical Lowcountry exhibit themes. We will occasionally ask for help identifying people or places in photographs that have come to us with little or no information. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on EPHEMERA FRIDAY.