1897, March 15 – Post Card from George Hesse to Lewis Hesse

George gets a job in St. Louis as a snack vendor & requests the loan of a suit from his brother.  Read a transcript of the letter below (original misspellings & all) or click on the image links to view the actual letter. As you read the transcript of the letter click on the links to view information & images about what they are discussing.


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Post Card Front     Post Card Back


Transcript of letter:

St. Louis MO


Dear Lewis;

I got a job for my board & lodging yesterday Morning to sell peanuts & popcorn & candy & etc. & I want to know if you will let me wear your old black suit on Sundays.  Your Bro,

Geo Hesse


1903 Dodier St. City


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