Postcards from Home
The Kings County Museum has a wide variety of local and international postcards in our collection. This one is a photo of Church Avenue, Sussex that was mailed in 1908 to Miss Nellie MacFarlane of Norton by L.M.S.
Postcards were hugely popular during the early 20th century, and many families had albums of them holding greetings from near and far. Friends and relatives used them to keep in touch at a distance. According topostcardy.com, official United States Post Office figures for the year ending June 30, 1908 cited 667,777,798 postcards mailed in the United States. By 1913 the total in the United States was over 968,000,000, after which date the craze was reportedly declining.