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I WOULD RATHER BE A BOY…

from the LIHS archives

Self-made postcards were very popular in the early 20th century. This one features Cora Standley Graham and Florence (Guard) Madden who taught at Center School. The back reads: “Dear Uncle Bill — just a card to thank you for the pretty card you sent me. I shall always keep it. And I was surprised to get so many. I got 68 and a lot more at the P.O. This is a picture of me and the school teacher. I would rather be a boy any day than a girl. Love and kisses to you. Your loving neice Cora.”

Unfortunately, the postcard is undated so we don’t know the occasion for which Ms. Graham received so many cards. Also, note the “hunters’ mustaches.”