Lost and Found

In my spare time, you’ll find me at estate sales and antique stores searching for old postcards, letters, and photos. Over the years, I’ve created a personal collection of these wonderful treasures. Keep checking my Instagram as new items are added frequently.  You never know what you’ll be able to add to your family’s story!

All items are $15 including shipping.  

Photo of Frost Family Reunion. Date and location unknown.

Postcard of the Tittatinny  & Laurel Hill Tunnel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. To Mrs Georgia O’Conner: “Dear Sweetheart, Well I had a four hour & 20 minute lay over here that I wasn’t supposed to have but will get there on time. Be sweet. I love you, Kenneth.”

Postcard of the Many Glacier Hotel at Glacier National Park. To Mr & Mrs Hunter: “Hello there, Here we are up in the Rockys. It sure is something to see. We stayed at this place overnight. Everything is grand. Florence Tony

Peoria, IL Souvenir Folder for Raymond Dilts

One card containing information of two guest homes: Kelly’s Tourist Home in Tallahassee, FL and The Overnight Guest Home in Albany, GA.

1967 Postcard to Gladys Johnson in Hector, MN from Forest in Fort Lauderdale, FL

“May 10 – Poor Gladys. It has been quite [illegible] here the past 2 months. I would say hot for the last 6 weeks, but nites cool off real good. I will be leaving here May 25 and get to Zion first week in June. We’ll make 2 or 3 stops on way. Guess you have had a very cold spring all across the northern part of the U.S. Hope the farmers get their cops in OK. We’ll see you later this summer. Forest

Used book of Gold Bond Stamps

Bertha, Ben, Marie, & Bill Hendes – Clinton, Iowa

Josephine Decker, July 1940 

Grandpa Winter, Grandma Winter, Aunt Martha, Emil Winter – Clinton, Iowa

Collection of recipes “from the kitchen of Esther Morse”

Ruegg Family

Photographer: L.D. Judkins, Indianpolis, IN

“Mother was 30 years old when Bertha was born and Father was born March, 14, 1829. Henry Ruegg. Mother born June 27, 1841. Miss Carolina Wilhalmina Ruegg Hortinse (?) Bertha & Henry. This was taken in 1877.”

Postcard from Denver, Colorado to Douglass, Kansas: “Burro Train – Live Freight”

To Mr. Virgil Elder, “Dear Friend: Was glad to get your card and hope you are enjoying yourself. I went to Stratton Park Sun and had a real nice time. Am kept busy most of the time and have such a little chance to write letters. Our…. [illegible] …. asking for another place. Dread to think of going back while it is so warm. Lillian”

1942 World War 2 Ration Book

Whipple Family

Dorothy A Whipple at 226 S Johnson

Iowa City, Iowa

Signed off by Mr. Talbot

Photo of “Aunt Gustee & Uncle Vance” – Clinton, Iowa

Photo of “Aunt Gustee Sesser” – Clinton, Iowa

1934 School Absence Excuse Note – Edna Hartgroves, Bloomington, Illinois

1913 Postcard to Miss Ada Nichols: “Friend Ada. We would be pleased to have you attend our class tomorrow. We are organizing and need you. Be sure and come if possible. Your class Teacher.” Knoxville, Iowa