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Real Photo Postcards

The RPPCs here are from the 1910s through the1930s. Most were never sent as postcards through the mail, but rather seem to have been personal portraits given to my ancestors from their friends, whose identities are now unknown. These postcards vary in size a bit, but most are around 5½" × 3½".

Note: The high-resolution JPEGs are large files and can be up to 50 MB in size!

Item 0140

Photo

Date: about 1912

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: Walter Linn, in a full-body portrait and wearing a slightly-too-large suit.

Item 0141

Photo

Date: about 1919

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: This may be Walter Linn's son, James Edsel Linn, who was born in 1917.

Item 0142

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0143

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0144

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: Salome Linn in close-up studio portrait.

Embossed text: SUNDERMAN STUDIO

Item 0144-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0144.

Handwriting: Salome to Ollie

Item 0145

Photo

Date: about 1920

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0146

Photo

Date: circa 1918

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0146-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0146.

Stamped text: RANDALL PHOTOS - 102 EAST 5th ST. - DAYTON, OHIO. - Finished while U wait.

Item 0147

Photo

Date: 1916

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: This appears to be Deloris Bollenbacher with her younger sister, Lavaun Bollenbacher.

Embossed text: SUNDERMAN STUDIO

Item 0148

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: Photo of a teenage Deloris Bollenbacher holding a diploma of some kind.

Embossed text: THE DENNEWITZ STUDIO - DAYTON, OHIO.

Item 0148-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0148.

Handwriting: Addie Linn

Item 0149

Photo

Date: 1920

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: 1920 Halloween group portrait from Dayton, Ohio, with some Linn sisters, family members, and mystery guests.

This is a postcard from Addie Linn to Ollie (Loudenback) Linn, her sister-in-law in Celina.

Back row: Unidentified woman and man in reverse-gender costumes; Elmer Levery; Addie Linn.

Front row: Anna Linn's oldest child Deloris Bollenbacher; Salome (Linn) Levery; Anna's middle child, Lavaun Bollenbacher; and finally, an unidentified ghost (possibly Anna, since her children were in attendance).

Item 0149-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0149.

Postmark: DAYTON, OHIO, November 8, 1920, 10 AM

Handwriting: Mrs. Ollie Linn, Celina, Ohio, R.R. #1

Nov. 7, 1920. Dear All. What do you think of this bunch? Some bunch, ha ha. Hope you are all well by this time. Anna & I intended to come home today, am glad we didn't go, it is raining here. How are all of you? Addie.

Item 0150

Photo

Date: 1920

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: Taken at the same photo session as 0149, this shows an unidentified couple in Halloween costumes and holding a baby.

Item 0151

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0152

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0153

Photo

Date: 1913

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: This is a postcard sent to my great-grandfather, Walter Linn, from his friend Ray—presumably one of the guys pictured. But which one is Ray? We may never know.

I can't tell, from looking at the postmark, if this postcard was sent in 1919 or 1913. The guys in the photo look to be college-age, and Walter would have been about 21 in 1913, so I'll go with that for now.

Item 0153-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0153.

Postmark: ADA, OHIO, July 14, 1913, 2 PM

Handwriting: Mr. Walter Linn, Celina, O. #1

Hello old boy, How are you. This is where we hang out. I was out to Pittsburg the 4th of July, where we were last 4th Boy, Your friend Ray

Item 0154

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0155

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0156

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0156-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0158.

Postmark: CELINA, OHIO, June 30, 4 PM

Handwriting: Mr. Emory Loudenback
Columbus, Ohio
O. P. Guard (?)

Now laugh - Ha! Ha! We will let you know when we are coming.

Hello Columbus - how are you? We are all O.K. We cannot come out on the 4th because we are going to have a sunday school Picnic but will be there soon. All from Trixie and Agnes

Item 0157

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0157-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0157.

Handwriting: Max Herbert Powell at 8 months of age. March 5th 1926

Item 0158

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0158-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0158.

Handwriting: Trixie from Cora

Item 0159

Photo

Date: 1910s

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: From Wabash, Ohio, this postcard was an advertisement for Mr. Smith's horse-drawn grocery supply business.

Item 0160

Photo

Date: 1910s

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: This postcard advertised Betz and Betz Groceries and Merchandise, a horse-powered grocery vending or delivery business in Wabash, Ohio.

Item 0161

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0162

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0162-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0162.

Handwriting: Misses Ollie and Trixie Loudenback

Item 0163

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0163-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0163.

Handwriting: Ollie Loudenback

Item 0164

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0165

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0166

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0167

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0168

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0168-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0158.

Handwriting: Meet us in Celina Monday AM just having a good time form Father and your dear son.

Item 0169

Photo

Date: x

Type: Real Photo Postcard

Size: 5.5"w × 3.5"h

Description: xxxx

Item 0169-b

Photo

Description: Reverse side of 0169.

Handwriting: Mrs J. A. Loudenback - Celina Ohio - R.R. #2