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[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 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, "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

[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

[Postcard Blanche Kelly to Lois Matlock]

Description: Postcard from Blanche Kelly to Lois Matlock with a photograph of the high school building in Mason City, Nebraska and a note on the back saying this is the school that Blanche attends.
Date: 191u
Creator: Kelly, Blanche
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[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

[Postcard from Harry Bahl to Mamie Collins, October 14, 1908]

Description: Postcard from Harry Bahl to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with an illustration on the front of two children standing on a sidewalk, the girl is crying and the boy looks bewildered; there is a caption that reads: "You're the only girl I ever loved - but I can't keep telling you so all the time." There is a short note written on the back that says: "This is a true answer to that fussy letter."
Date: October 14, 1908
Creator: Sheahan's Famous Picture
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, "You're the Brightest Star of all My Dreams": Part 2]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a tinted photograph of a man holding a woman by the waist in a field of flowers, trees, and bushes; behind the couple is a trail leading to a gate by a small pond. There are lyrics printed at the bottom of the photograph that read: "Without you the days so long and drear [do] seem." The note on the back of the card is written in blue ink and reads: "The gate at the Fish Pond."
Date: 1908-10?
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "You're the Brightest Star of all My Dreams": Part 3]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a tinted photograph of a man laying next do a woman in a field of pink and white flowers; the lyrics printed at the bottom of the photo read: "Cause I know your heart is mine I will love you for all time." The note on the back of the card is written in blue ink and reads: "January is gradually drawing near and have no fear I'll be there "at Hillsboro"."
Date: 1908-10?
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[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

[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 photograph of a man and a woman sitting in a small row boat in the middle of a small river, the man is waving his hand near the woman's hat. There is also a caption at the bottom of the photo that reads: "Man declares undying love, By the fair moon above." The note on the back is written in black ink and reads: "Still on the Fish Pond."
Date: October 18, 1908
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "Same Old Story": Part 4]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a tinted photograph of a man leaning against a woman in a row boat grounded on the shore of a small fish pond; the lyrics at the bottom of the photo read: "Same old story same old way, A man, a maid, a boat." There is also a note written on the back of the card in red ink that reads: "Just about ready to leave "Fish Pond"."
Date: October 20, 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 1]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a tinted photograph of a woman standing behind sunflower plants and is wearing one in her hair; the lyrics underneath the picture read: "You're the brightest star of all my dreams." There is a short poem written on the reverse side of the card in red ink and it reads: "Tell me you love me and say you'll be true I love nobody in this world but you, your heart and my heart in love...I know I have your love and you have mine."
Date: 1908-10?
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "Same Old Story": Part 1]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a tinted photograph of a couple floating in a row boat down a small river. There are lyrics printed at the bottom of the card that read: "A man, a maid, a moon, a boat, Down the river gently float." There is also a note written on the back of the card in black ink and it says: "Here's "baby" and the "Fish Pond"."
Date: October 17, 1908
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard Series, Part 1: Sensation]

Description: Postcard one of a set of six entitled "Sensation" with a photograph of a man reaching for a woman's umbrella. The note on the back of the card reads: "Dear Harry. Before your fran had been here twenty four hours she started killing flies and broke my cream pitcher..."
Date: July 11, 1910
Creator: Collins, Rose
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard Series, Part 2: Anticipation]

Description: Postcard from Rose Collins to Harry Bahl with an illustration of a man peaking under a woman's umbrella; this card, entitle "Anticipation," is part of a six-card series. The note on the back describes the actions taking place at Rose's home: "Then at supper she spilled half a pint of cream and then started to fix a window shade, and, needless to say fixed it."
Date: July 12, 1910
Creator: Collins, Rose
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard Series, Part 3: Temptation]

Description: Postcard from Rose Collins to Harry Bahl, concerning accidents taking place at her house in Nebraska. The photograph on the card shows a man peaking under a woman's umbrella. This card is the third card in a set of six sent by Rose to Harry and is entitled "Temptation." The back of the card has a note that reads: "had several minor mishaps, such as stepping on the baby and knocking her down occasionally and about taking the wheel off her go-cart."
Date: July 13, 1910
Creator: Collins, Rose
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch