Saturday, July 17, 2010

Loving Vintage Paper.. Meet Ida M Friend a Millinery Shop Owner of 1909

I love vintage paper as I have said more than once. Every time I visit an estate sale or antique store that is where I end up. I love something different and this is one of my treasures I found lately.

It is a vintage post card advertising a Full and Complete line of Seasonable Millinery owned by Ida M Friend of Clearwater Minnesota. It is postmarked Mar 25 1909 Clearwater and addressed to Mrs Amy Erickson of Annandale Minnesota.

I went to and searched for Ida. In the April 1880 census Ida is 20 years old. In 1900 she can be found in Wright Minnesota and would be about 40 years old. Last time I found her is the 1930 census and she is in Oakland California and occupation is listed as a private home address.

I have no idea if this picture is of Ida in one of her outfits but I like to think it is. Her the young lady is dressed to go fishing. How cute she is.

I have other postcard that have been mailed to the Friend family in my collection. They are Christmas cards mailed to the Friend family who were living in Illinois in the early 1900's. View them at
Hope that you enjoyed seeing one of my favorite treasures. I am planning to use this in a future project. Thanks for stopping by.. Grace

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