Just Between Friends (and Frenemies)

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An example from 1909, not a card to or from Emmett, but one he would have seen. Source: Etsy.

An example from 1909, not a card to or from Emmett, but one he would have seen. Source: Etsy.

In Emmett’s day, postcards were sent to friends and family all the time. They were lovely, even humorous.

I know from my research that Emmett had a great sense of humor, so I am certain he sent at least a few humorous (as well as serious) postcards to his friends and family. I’d love to find some of them.

But if he were alive today, he’d have many e-card options at his fingertips!

I found some interesting examples that I imagine he’d have enjoyed sending — as well as receiving — from certain friends and family.

For example:

From Cephas (Emmett’s big brother) to anyone, anytime:

I'm sure this was the impression Cephas gave...everyone. Source: someecards.com

I’m sure this was the impression Cephas gave…everyone.
Source: Someecards.com

 

From Emmett to Pearl, his first serious girlfriend, 1904:

Unfortunately, the relationship was long distance, and didn't work out. Source: someecards.com

Unfortunately, the relationship was long distance, and didn’t work out. Source: Someecards.com

 

From Emmett to Cephas, 1905, when Emmett worked as the junior law partner in the Wilson & Wilson law firm:

I kinda think Cephas would have, too. Source: someecards.com

I kinda think Cephas would have, too. Source: Someecards.com

 

From Byrd Kelly to Emmett, 1911, regarding their ‘maybe’ engagement:

It wasn't a real engagement... Source: someecards.com

It wasn’t a real engagement… Source: Someecards.com

 

From Emmett to Byrd Kelly, 1911, summing up the reality of the situation:

Source: Someecards.com

Source: Someecards.com

 

From Emmett to his state Democratic Executive Committee members in 1912:

Source: Someecards.com

The Republicans in 1912 were having image problems. Source: Someecards.com

 

From Emmett to Carter Glass, chairman of the Banking and Currency Committee (on which Emmett served with distinction) in 1913:

The committee was famous for its members extremely contentious relationships. Source: someecards.com

The committee was famous for its members’ extremely contentious relationships. Fistfights allegedly broke out at meetings. Source: Someecards.com

 

From Woodrow Wilson to Emmett, after having worked an entire nine-month special session of Congress in 1913, in which he was reportedly working an 80-hour week:

Source: someecards.com

Source: Someecards.com

 

From Chipley Jones, Emmett’s ‘campaign manager’, in 1914, to Emmett. Chipley thought Emmett owed him a big patronage job:

Source: Someecards.com

Source: Someecards.com

 

From Lula Wilson to her husband, Cephas, about 1916:

Lula did file for divorce, but apparently dropped her suit, probably at the request of other family members. Source: bluntcards.com

Lula did file for divorce, but apparently dropped her suit, probably at the request of other family members. Source: Bluntcards.com

 

And finally, from Emmett himself to his constituency, 1917, when he left Congress:

I believe he was glad to get out of office at the end. Source: Someecards.com

I believe he was glad to get out of office at the end. Source: Someecards.com

 

(Thank you to Someecards.com and Bluntcards.com.)

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