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1910s Letters.

Updated: Nov 11

In the 1910s there was Prohibition, a World War, the Titanic sank, and the Oreo cookie was invented. There were also letters -- like the McAllister, "Jess & Bess", Bushnell, and Green Brother collections featured on the archive. Read on for more.


McAllister (1912- 1914)


The McAllister letters were written to Harriet McAllister between 1912 to 1914 most often from her beau to husband George Tietma.


Photo: Rafal Kostrzewa

Osborn (1917-1919)


10 letters between Daniel Osborn and his parents and sister from 1917 to 1919 in Indiana, USA.




Jess & Bess (1918 - 1919)


In the 11 Jess & Bess letters, Jess M. Cook writes his sweetheart Bessie Frankenfield -- one of a pair of twin sisters -- living at 1428 Northampton Street in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. between November 1918 and August 1919.


Bonus! Read the blog of returning to 1428 Northampton Street with this letter 100 years after it was sent, here.





Bushnell (1918-1920)


The 38 Bushnell letters are from Walter Bushnell to his mother, Ada, in Pismo, California during his service in World War One. Letters dated March 1918 to August 1920.


Green Brothers (1918)


The 24 Green Brother letters are written by brothers Rex and Alfred Green to their family in New Mexico during their service in World War One in 1918.


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