A Boy And His Wagon

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A Real Photo Postcard, VELOX stamp box this time, (they seem to be not as common as AZO) showing an image, a little blurred and the worse for wear, of a boy about age three, with wagon in tow, heading up the walkway to his house. Maybe he is coming home for lunch. We have no major clues to the location, somewhere in the U.S. we presume; the houses are pretty big, with nice big front porches. Is that a flag pole in the photo?

Divided back, Real Photo Postcard, unused. VELOX stamp box. Circa 1907 – 1917.

Price:  $2.00

Louis D. Newton And Cousin Catherine

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“Cleveland, O.   Dec. 18, 1912.   Dear Cousins:-  This introduces to you our youngster Louis at 16 months. The little girl is Alva’s niece, Catherine. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas.   Alva – Amos.”

What a cute photo! And we’ll get started on the Christmas greetings a little early, since we have so many to put up. The stamp box on the back of this RPPC shows Velox, and it’s always nice to be able to have a reference point (date-wise) for future Velox stamp boxes we come across.

Louis D. Newton, is the son of Amos Newton and Alva Duerr. Louis was born in Cleveland, Ohio according to his marriage certificate. In 1934 he married Genevieve Vrana. According to his dad’s note, Louis would have been born about August 1911. Catherine was not found for sure, though she could be a Buehler or a Duerr.

Divided back, Real Photo Postcard, unused with writing. Dated December 18, 1912. Velox stamp box.

Price:  $10.00

Sources:  Cuyahoga County Archive; Cleveland, Ohio; Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1810-1973; Volume: Vol 171-172; Page: 6; Year Range: 1934 Jan – 1934 Oct. (Ancestry.com)

Year: 1880; Census Place: Mansfield, Richland, Ohio; Roll: 1061; Family History Film: 1255061; Page: 303B; Enumeration District: 220; Image: 0765. (Ancestry.com)

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8X9-KM1 : accessed 5 December 2015), Karl Buehler and Julia Duerr, 24 Sep 1891; citing Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, reference p497-4; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 877,927.