Suffragette City


Postcard featuring The US Hotel, Saratoga Springs, NY.
Postmarked May 25 1916 (I think), Blue Mountain NY.

Writing:
We have attended General Conference for two days and are going back Thursday.
Monday night we heard Wm. J. Bryan speak on Suffrage. Tues. I met Frank L. Brown of N.Y. and had a visit with him. He is on the same comm. with W.D. Southworth.

Mrs. H.L. Baker.
Found in "Richelieu - A Tale of France" by G.P.R. James. Published by Dent/Dutton, 1911.

16 comments:

Anita said...

I love this, it's so fascinating! I've been wanting to ask, what do you do with the items you find, beyond photographing and blogging about them? Have you ever tried to find anyone to give them back to?
Your blog is just so intriguing.

unmoderated said...

I have given a few things away, like the four leaf clovers, but I generally just store them. I have tried contacting people many times, for the most part, they tell me to keep them.

Diana Troldahl said...

This is my favorite post so far!
What exciting times those were.

filbert said...

Great redesign of the blog! I really like this new look.

The word verification I got is "paddilu", but I don't feel like paddling anyone, thanks.

pinstripebindi said...

What a fascinating little nugget of history!

jociegal said...

Oh - this is a really good one. I love the historical background of it.

Glory von Hathor said...

I would love to own something like that.

I bet a women's studies historical collection would really like it too.

Everett Howe said...

This would be from the 1916 Methodist General Conference. The NY Times has an article that mentions Bryan's speech, which was about temperence, women's suffrage, and ending the war. The clipping is here.

Nevine said...

How absolutely intriguing to come upon such slivers of others' lives so serendipitously.

Thrup'ny bits said...

I haven't visited for a couple of days and I got a pleasant surprise with the re-design of the page not that I didn't like the other one too . . .

I too have found fascinating bookmarks left in books - no $100 bills yet ;-)

Alan

martha said...

Interesting. She's a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints if she's attending General Conference.

brigs said...

how exiting,I feel like i'm snooping into someones love life. ps love the new look.

Veronica Wald said...

SPECTACULAR!

California Girl said...

This is historic. What do you eventually do with something like this? Is it saleable, auctionable or just a piece of history for a museum?

unmoderated said...

If I post an item here, I keep it. In general, if I find postcards, photos, etc... I will just put a few bucks on it and sell it at the store. There have been a few items of note I've given to local historical societies.

A Paperback Writer said...

This is just a wonderful find. Such a piece of history.

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