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[Postcard Addressed to Lois Matlock]

Description: Postcard addressed to Lois Matlock with a photograph tinted with a green and red shade showing a man and a woman sitting at a table with the caption "Hungry for You-Dear" printed below. The note on the back discusses the sender's current activities as well as tells Lois she should have been up there "last [Sunday] I had more fun."
Date: 191u
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

["Always" Postcard: Part 1]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a man and a woman standing next to a large tree, the woman is wearing a dress and the man is wearing a suit. There is a set of lyrics printed underneath the photo that read: "You ask me if this love of mine, Sweetheart will ever die, If time will change my feelings dear, I answer with a sigh : While life will last, while flowers bloom, While birds sing sweet their lay, The love so deep within my heart Will live each night and day."
Date: [1908..1910]
Creator: Bamforth & Co.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

["Always" Postcard: Part 2]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a couple holding each other and sitting on a bench under some trees. There are lyrics printed underneath the picture that read: "Always, always, I will love you always, Do not fear, my love is true, And I live alone for you. Always, always, I will love you always, Love like mine is ever thine, And it lives always."
Date: [1908..1910]
Creator: Bamforth & Co.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

["Always" Postcard: Part 3]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a man kneeling on one knee next to a woman in a dress and sitting on a bench underneath some trees. This card is the third in a set of romance cards entitled "Always." The lyrics printed under the photo are lengthy and are meant to describe the love for another person.
Date: [1908..1910]
Creator: Bamforth & Co.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard Addressed to Lois Matlock, September 23, 1911]

Description: Postcard addressed to Lois Matlock with a note from the sender saying they "got home alive alright waited at Dublin about a half hour..." There is a tinted photograph on the front showing a couple kissing on a bench with a small animal in the foreground and a caption reading: "Some Folks Make Me Tired."
Date: September 23, 1911
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "Go on Smiling": Part 3]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska, and is the third card in a set of four romance cards. The photograph on the front of the card shows a man and a woman standing next to a creek, the woman is wearing a white dress and the man a suit and hat; the caption underneath reads: "Tho' the way seems dark and weary, do be cheery for I always will be near." There is a note on the back of the card that reads: "This is the way it seems only you are not near."
Date: October 23, 1908
Creator: Scott & Van Altena
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "Go on Smiling": Part 4]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska, and is the last of four romance cards sent to Mamie. The photograph shows a man and a woman leaning against a stone wall, the woman is wearing a white dress and the man is wearing a suit; the caption on the bottom of the photograph reads: "Promise in your eyes I find find my sunshine Go on smiling dear." There is a note on the back of the card that says: "Do you promise?"
Date: October 24, 1908
Creator: Scott & Van Altena
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard from Geo Greaves to Mayme Collins, October 17, 1907]

Description: Postcard from Geo. Greaves to Mayme Collins in Waco, Texas with a picture on the front of a man kneeling in front of a woman with his hands over his heart, the caption reads: "With all my worldly goods I thee endow!" The handwritten note on the picture reads: "Am patiently waiting for a postal write won't you please."
Date: October 17, 1907
Creator: Greaves, George
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard from Dewitt Hunt to Birdie Walters]

Description: Postcard from Dewitt Hunt to Birdie Walters with an illustration on the back of two fairies unraveling a scroll with "Board-Bill" written at the bottom; the quote on the left side reads: "Love is the insane desire on the part of a chump to pay a woman's board-bill for life, so beware."
Date: March 2, 1908
Partner: Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "Go on Smiling": Part 1]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a tinted photograph of a man and a woman sitting in a yard of flowers and trees. The photograph has a caption on the bottom that reads: "Go on smiling darling, laughing don't be weeping the time will come for me and you." There is also a note written on the back in red ink.
Date: October 21, 1908
Creator: Scott & Van Altena
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard Addressed to Mamie Collins in Waco, Texas, October 2, 1907]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Waco, Texas with an illustration of a man and a woman sitting on a crescent moon with the title "Spooning in the Moon," the second illustration shows the man falling off the moon and the woman is holding on to his leg. The note on the reverse side of the card is written in black ink and says: "Say little girl be carefull [sic] how you treat Harry..."
Date: October 2, 1907
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "Go on Smiling": Part 2]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska, and is one of a set of four similar cards. The photograph shows a woman standing on a stone wall and looking down at a man sitting below another wall with a beam of sunlight shining from her face to his body; the caption underneath reads: "We'll be wedded to each other and the sunshine will be smiling on us too." There is also a note written on the back of the card in red ink.
Date: October 22, 1908
Creator: Scott & Van Altena
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "One Sight of You": Part 2]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a picture of a man sitting down and holding a woman next to him and lyrics printed below that read: "Dark are the nights, the World seems drear, Life holds no charms without you near." There is a short note written in blue ink on the back of the card that reads: "This is also the truth."
Date: 1908?
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "One Sight of You": Part 1]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a picture of a man and a woman standing next to a tree truck with a full moon shining in the sky; the text printed at the bottom of the card reads: "I'm starving for one sight of you, Just for a glimpse of eyes so true." There is a note on the back of the card that reads: "Watch this verse for it sure is me."
Date: 1908?
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Semi-Photo Song Postcard, "Dreaming": Part 3]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a photograph of a man laying next to a woman in a dress on the bank of a small creek; there are music notes and lyrics printed on the bottom of the card that read: "Sighing crying for the love that's growing." There is also a handwritten note on the reverse side of the card that says: "On Camp. Flatt Rock. About two hours before the swim."
Date: October 20, 1908
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Semi-Photo Song Postcard, "Dreaming": Part 4]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a photograph of a woman in a dress, holding an umbrella and sitting on the bottom step on a porch staircase; there are music notes and lyrics printed at the bottom of the card that read: "Still I'm always Dreaming love of you." There is also a note written on the reverse side of the card that says: "Now this is my normal attitude that looks like our brother. Is ours as big as that looks?"
Date: October 21, 1908
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "One Sight of You": Part 4]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a picture of a man sitting in a nice chair and looking towards the fireplace; there are lyrics printed below the picture that read: "I'm lonely for you, heartsick too, Just for one sight of you." There is also a note written in red ink on the reverse side of the card that says: "Yee, I wish that I had a girl like the other fellows have. Someone to make a fire over me, to cheer me up when I feel sad. Every Sunday I sit alone when I ought to be out at my sweetheart's home I'm so lonesome, lonesome yee I wish, I had, my girl."
Date: 1908?
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Semi-Photo Song Postcard, "Dreaming": Part 1]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a photograph of a man holding a woman close while they both hold onto the handle of an umbrella; there are music notes and lyrics printed at the bottom that read: "Dreaming of you always little girl my darling." There is a note on the reverse side of the card written in red ink that says: "Well I want a little loving now and then if that loving one is you!"
Date: October 19, 1908
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Semi-Photo Song Postcard, "Dreaming": Part 1]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a photograph of a man and a woman walking alongside a small pond while holding each other's hands; there are music notes and lyrics printed below that read: "Dreaming, dreaming, while the stars are gleaming." There is also a note written in red ink on the reverse side of the card that reads: "Meeting at Fish Pond, notice our new...Watch this series for it speaks what is in my head."
Date: 1908-10-16?
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "One Sight of You": Part 3]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a tinted photograph of a woman picking flowers in a forested field and a set of lyrics printed below reading: "I do not crave for pleasures gay, Your sweet face haunts me day by day." There is also a note written on the back of the card that says: "How's this one?"
Date: 1908?
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "Same Old Story": Part 3]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a tinted photograph of a couple sitting in a small row boat by the bank of a small fish pond; the caption underneath reads: "But he breaks her gentle heart, While down the stream they float." The note on the back of the card is written in red ink and says: "Still on the Fish Pond."
Date: October 19, 1908
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "You're the Brightest Star of all My Dreams": Part 4]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins with a picture of a woman leaning against a tree stump and a body of water directly behind her; below the picture are lyrics that say: "You're the brightest star of all my dreams." On the reverse side of the card there is a note written in red ink that reads: "This is rather a likeness only not so good do you think?"
Date: 1908-10?
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch