Saturday, September 4, 2021

Saturday's postcard: 1911 schoolchildren in Iowa

This real photo postcard was a piece of local mail within Forest City, Iowa, in May 1911. The city in northcentral Iowa went on a population upswing between 1910 and 1920, growing from 1,691 residents to 2,145. Today it's about double that, with 4,285, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. Forest City is, most notably, the place where Winnebagos are made, and you can take a factory tour if you go there.

The postcard was written in pencil and in cursive. It was mailed to Miss Agnes Jones, and the message states:
How is school? Are you coming to my picnic Fri. Are those pictures as good as yours? I am glad mine are not there. 

Related post: Sorry, I was detained for a bit in Forest City

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