William’s Journey Postcard Seven
William writes to his mother, Mrs. F. X. Schifferli (Mary Katherine nee Schifferle), of 56 Walden Avenue Buffalo N.Y. U.S.A. Postmarked SEPT ? Anvers Depart and OCT 5 9 AM 1904 Buffalo, N. Y.
The message, written in German, begins Dear Mama and is signed Wilhelm.
The postcard: Lith. O. De Rycker & Mendel, Bruxelles. Red Star Line Antwerpen - New York. S.S. Finland 18th September 1904.
William’s Journey Postcard Six
William’s brother, Frank, writes home, addressing the postcard to their father, Mr. F. X. Schifferli of 56 Walden Avenue Buffalo N. Y. Postmarked SEP 17 1904 12:30 PM New York, N. Y. and SEP 18 1904 9:30 AM Buffalo, N. Y.
N. Y. Sept. 17/04. Dear People Will just left amidst cheers and tears, the band played farewell for a few short years. The boy is very, and most happy. Don’t worry he will soon be back. A fine large ship it is that he sailed on. I will return to Rochester tonight so I can rest up Sunday. ? ? ? to all. Your loving Francis
The postcard: 108 Flat Iron Building, New York Published by Illustrated Postal Card Co,. New York.
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William’s Journey Postcard Five
William sends a postcard home addressed to his mother, Mrs. F. X. Schifferli (Mary Katherine). Postmarked SEP 19 1904 New York, N.Y.
Sandy Hook 9/17/04 Dear Folks. Just left New York. So far had a fine time and am feeling fine. Don’t worry about me I’m O.K. Yours lovingly William
The postcard: 135 Boat-House Central Park N.Y. Copyright 1895 by Loeffler, N.Y. Pub. by Illustrated Postal Card Co., New York
William’s Journey Postcard Four
Frank writes again on September 16th, this time to their sister, Mary Schifferli, living at home on Walden Avenue. Postmarked SEP 17 1904, 2-30 P, Buffalo, N.Y.
New York Sept. 16/04 Dear Mary. We send our best regards and so does Geo. Seeing N. Y. Having a swell time All O.K. Will & Frank.
The postcard: 120 Post Office, New York. Published by the Illustrated Postal Card Company, New York.
William’s Journey Postcard Three
William’s brother, Frank, writes home again, this time addressing the postcard to their father, Francis X. Schifferli, at his place of work - The Buffalo Volksfreund located at 46 - 48 Broadway, Buffalo, NY. Postmarked SEP 16 1904 10 PM New York and SEP 17 1904 2-PM Buffalo, N.Y.
N. Y. Best Regards from Geo. William & Frank. Made you walk from City Hall station to Sio House Sunday morning
The postcard: 123 City Hall and Newspaper Square, New York. Published by Illustrated Postal Card Co., New York.
William’s Journey Postcard Two
This time William’s brother Frank writes the postcard home to Papa, Francis X. Schifferli. Postmarked SEP 13 1904 10-AM Rochester, N.Y. and SEP 13 1904 2-PM Buffalo, N.Y. and SEP 13 1904 2-30P Buffalo, N.Y.
Just leaving Rochester. Best wishes. We are feeling fine. Your Will & Frank.
The postcard: View in Riverside Cemetery, Rochester, N. Y. No. 101 Published for The Rochester News Company.
William’s Journey Postcard One
William M. Schifferli, of 56 Walden Avenue, Buffalo, NY, is on his way to Innsbruck, Austria to study for the priesthood. On the first leg of his journey, he joined his brother Frank (Francis M. Schiffferli) who resides in Rochester, NY. William sends a postcard home to his father and mother, Francis Xavier & Mary Katherine Schifferli. Postmarked SEP 12 1904 1-PM Rochester, N.Y. and SEP 12 1904 5-PM Buffalo, N.Y.
Dear Papa & Mama: Am feeling fine. Frank too is O.K. So don’t worry. Your William
The postcard: Entrance to Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N. Y. No. 111 Published for The Rochester News Company.
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Happy Doughnut Day!
The Tale of a Doughnut vintage postcard. Copyright L. F. Pease 257 Laurel St. Buffalo, N.Y. Postmarked Ashtabula Ohio 1910. Mailed to Miss Gertrude Hammond of Conneaut, Ohio.
The Tale of a Doughnut
Said a pessimist, gloomy and sad,
To an optimist, merry and glad,
”My dear sir, just look at that hole!”
The optimist answered with vim,
”Why friend, I see only the rim!”
And he straightway devoured the whole.
Now from this little tale we may take
A lesson, as plain as it’s trim,
That if we want a bite of the cake,
We must see, not the hole, but the rim.
Message on the back:
I sent a package by P. & O. this A.M. I hope you get it all right. I have had to wear those little vanity rubbers all week because I made a mistake and got one of yours or somebody’s. I should have kept it only the two I got were for the same foot and I knew it would spoil it to wear it that way so please send me mine soon. I need it. You can send it by mail. Hope you like the music. E. thought you would. He and I went to lecture Tues. night. Hope yours was better than ours. Had a letter from Ann yesterday inviting me there for Xmas. She said Bert & Cora were married. How is Anna? I went to church supper & fair last night. E. wants to go to Jefferson some night. Effie is coming over next week to stay a few days. Love, Ethel.
‘P & O.’ is the Pennsylvania & Ohio Electric Railway, which opened for business between Ashtabula and Conneaut on November 11, 1901.
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