Beautiful 1907 postcard printed in Germany. The sender wrote,
“07/24/07 – You are the peach of my eye – G.S.” which is kind of funny as I think these are apples. Maybe G.S. couldn’t find a postcard with peaches 😉 The card is addressed to:
“Miss Laura Beck, 1408 Old Manchester Ave, Local” and as the card was postmarked from St. Louis, Missouri, this must have been a St. Louis address. Laura L. Beck is found at this address on the 1910 Federal Census, living with her parents and uncle. The 1910 shows: Herman P. Beck, born Illinois, about 1862, his parents born in Germany, occupation harness maker for wholesale; wife Maggie C., born Missouri, about 1867, her father born in Rhode Island, mother Missouri; Laura L., born Missouri, about 1890, occupation music teacher – piano from home; Gustave C. Beck, born Missouri, about 1863, occupation printer. This census shows Laura’s parents to have been married about 26 years, and have had another child that had died. The marriage appears online for them on May 12, 1884, Carroll County, Missouri. Maggies’s maiden name is Bradley.
I wondered whether Laura married her admirer, G.S. and did find that she had married, not to G.S. though (unless this was a nickname or something other than first and last initials) but to a Mr. Walmsey per the website Find A Grave. Sadly, Laura Leah Wamsley died in 1915, at only about age 25.
Divided back, used postcard. Postmarked July 24, 1907, St. Louis, Missouri. Publisher unknown. Printed in Germany.
Sources: Year: 1910; Census Place: St Louis Ward 23, Saint Louis City, Missouri; Roll: T624_821; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0354; FHL microfilm: 1374834. (Ancestry.com)
“Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V28Q-FT6 : accessed 01 Sep 2014), Herman P. Beck and Maggie C. Bradley, 12 May 1884; citing Carroll,Missouri; FHL microfilm 955961.
“Laura Leah Beck Walmsey” Find A Grave Memorial# 128599068, added April 26, 2014. Web accessed 1 Sep 2014.