"Stocker Family"

This archive of family letters gives an incredible, unprecedented glimpse into the homes of two families in early 20th Century America.

 

Frederick Stratton, father of Alice Stocker, writes regularly to his daughter who has married a Harry Stratton and together they are raising a son named Arthur. Alice responds to her father's letters, and her mother's, as does little Arthur as we see him grow from a toddler to a young boy. These letters are a treasure trove of early Americana -- even mentioning the first electric toaster! -- and are a welcome addition to the Flea Market Love Letters collection. 

Click below to read about how these letters came "full circle" when in 2020, a photograph was brought back to where it was taken nearly a Century before. 

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