Bears With Boston Baked Beans

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A charming teddy bear postcard which reads “Just here for over night, back home today. From Aunt Lillie” ? The writing is very faint on the signature. Addressed to Master Alden W. Read, 3302 N. Main, Fall River, Mass. Postmarked Boston, August 4, 1907. Alden W. Read is on the 1910 Federal Census in Fall River at this address, born about 1903, with his parents Frank and Mary. More research finds Alden’s birthdate and place as February 9, 1903, Fall River. Parents Frank D. Read and Mary E. Grinnell.

Divided back, used postcard. Published by Souvenir Postcard Company, New York. Copyright 1907. Check out the bee on the Post Card graphics. Totally cool.

Sources:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Fall River Ward 9, Bristol, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_577; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0178; FHL microfilm: 1374590. (

Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013.Original data: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. (