Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 07/15/2015


Photo taken on July 15, 2015


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Pretty Bubbles in the Air

Pretty Bubbles in the Air
Some bubbly women on a postcard from the early twentieth century.

Postmark on the back: Reading, Pa., Aug. 27, 1911.

Addressed to: "Mr. Samuel Dittus, 29 Inf M.G.P., Fort Niagara, N.Y."

Message: "Dear Brother, I am having a nice time. Wish you were here in Reading with me. Did you get my other post card? Love to you from your sister Nettie, 446 S. Christian St. [Lancaster, Pa.]"

Sadly, Nettie's brother was killed in action during combat in France seven years later. As reported in the Harrisburg Telegraph newspaper on December, 17, 1918, p. 2, "Corporal Samuel H. Dittus, 31 years old, a member of the Fourth United States Infantry, was killed in battle on October 12, according to an official message received by his sister, Mrs. Nettie Cramer, of Lancaster. Dittus was twelve years in the service and had seen service in Cuba and the Philippines. About three months ago he was wounded and shell shocked and had been back with his command but a short time when killed."

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Stan Askew
Stan Askew
spectacular!
22 months ago.
Alan Mays
Alan Mays
Thanks, Stan! (And belated thanks to Angelica, too!)
21 months ago.