My postcard collection never ceases to supply me with entertainment. I enjoy looking at them and I enjoy reading the messages written so long ago. I am now in the process of selling off some of my postcards on eBay. As I am scanning these postcards, I am having fun reading them once again.
Today as I was getting ready to list six of these postcards, I rediscovered a 1906 postcard Springfield Missouri. Like most postcards of this time, it has an undivided back used for the address, and the message was written on the front. On this postcard, the writer makes reference to a tower seen in the photo on the card. The tower was the scene of a gruesome lynching just a few days before this postcard was sent.
Of course, this reference led me on a tangent of researching the event. It is hard to believe that this tragedy and mockery of justice occurred just 100 years ago. My mind’s eye can just feel the frustration of the Sheriff and the horror of the men and their families. To read more about these lynchings, go to the News-Leaders.com site.