Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania: Historical Postcards

The postcards below serve two purposes.
One, they are a glimpse into a small Pennsylvania community at the turn of the 20th century,
and two, they are a glimpse into my family's history in that small community.
More about my search for the house/store I remember from my childhood.

Wormleysburg is just west of Harrisburg, across the Susquehanna River.
More about Wormleysburg Borough

The correspondence is between my grandmother Hazel Putt,
her cousin Verna Miller and Verna's brother Walter Miller.
Hazel and Verna would have been about 20 and Walter was about 14.
More about the Burroughs and Putt families.

 

Each card is presented with both front (left column) and back (right column). The cards were quite obviously cut at some point for their stamps. Click on each card for a larger PDF version or get in touch with me if you wish to have a copy of the original scan.


CHURCH OF GOD, WORMLEYSBURG, PA


"Uncle Ed felt better last evening. Will keep you posted as to his health. Got yours and Mamma's letter this morning. We are feeling good except for boils. How is this for a picture of Church. I think it is fine. Hazel"

Addressed to Mr. Harvey J. Putt, 1017 Trinity Ave. Bronx, N.Y.

Postmarked Wormleysburg, Pa AUG ? A.M. 1902

Update: November 2012: Thanks to Justin Hoyer for this photo of the church.

Church of God, Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania


"D H How is every body in NY. Are you coming over this summer? VM"

"This is the new hotel at home."

Addressed to Miss Hazel Putt #1017 Trinity Ave. New York City. N.Y.

Postmarked Wormleysburg, PA JUL 12 P.M. 1907
and Harrisburg, PA. JUL 12 9-PM 1907


UB CHURCH WORMLEYSBURG

"This is Mr. Hummel's residence one square above our house. Don't forget I am 20 on Thurs. Verna"

Addressed to Miss Hazel Putt #1017 Trinity Ave. New York City. N.Y.

Postmarked Harrisburg, PA. FEB 25 930AM 1908

Update: November 2012: Thanks to Justin Hoyer for the photos of this house.

Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania

Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania

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FRONT ST WORMLEYSBURG PA

"This is the new hotel across the street from the School House, will let you stop there when you come up. Verna M."

Addressed to Miss Hazel Putt 1017 Trinity Ave. New York City. N.Y.

Postmarked Wormleysburg, PA MAR 4 AM 1908
and Harrisburg PA MAR 4 930PM 1908


ENTRANCE TO WALNUT STREET BRIDGE WORMLEYSBURG, PA

"Don't you wish you were here to go in the store, How are your boils. Walter M. Your baker is in the store."

Addressed to Miss Hazel Putt #1017 Trinity Ave. New York City. N.Y.

Postmarked Wormleysburg, PA AUG 12 PM 1908


SECOND STREET, WORMLEYSBURG, PA

The place where the stamp has been cut out is unfortunately the store mentioned in this article.

"How do you feel hope you are better you should have been here last night your baker boy was up and skater. let me hear from you. Verna"

Addressed to Miss Hazel Putt #1017 Trinity Ave. New York City. N.Y.

Postmarked Wormleysburg, PA AUG 14 PM 1908