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.
From Cephas (Emmett’s big brother) to anyone, anytime:
From Emmett to Pearl, his first serious girlfriend, 1904:
From Emmett to Cephas, 1905, when Emmett worked as the junior law partner in the Wilson & Wilson law firm:
From Byrd Kelly to Emmett, 1911, regarding their ‘maybe’ engagement:
From Emmett to Byrd Kelly, 1911, summing up the reality of the situation:
From Emmett to his state Democratic Executive Committee members in 1912:
From Emmett to Carter Glass, chairman of the Banking and Currency Committee (on which Emmett served with distinction) in 1913:
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:
From Chipley Jones, Emmett’s ‘campaign manager’, in 1914, to Emmett. Chipley thought Emmett owed him a big patronage job:
From Lula Wilson to her husband, Cephas, about 1916:
And finally, from Emmett himself to his constituency, 1917, when he left Congress:
(Thank you to Someecards.com and Bluntcards.com.)