Mrs. Almeyda Shelton’s postcard, circa 1919

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Mr. J. W.  Whitehead: —
Please send me samples of your navy blue tafatta [sic], width & price. Please send them at once.
Mrs. Almeyda Shelton
R.F.D. #1. Gretna Va.
[addressed to]
Mr. J.W. Whitehead & Son,
Chatham,
Va.

Date of postcard cancellation unclear, perhaps Gretna, Jun? 23? 1919 or 1915?
Postcard printed by J.P. Bell Company, Lynchburg, VA.

The picture on the front of the postcard is of the Monroe School in Lynchburg, Virginia. If one looks closely, children can be seen in the schoolyard.

From the J.W. Whitehead & Son Collection, the Pittsylvania Historical Society (www.pittsylvaniahistoricalsociety.org ), Chatham, Virginia.

2 thoughts on “Mrs. Almeyda Shelton’s postcard, circa 1919”

  1. This is a great find. My namesake ran this business for many years. I have been searching for more information. What can you tell me about the JW Whitehead collection? Appreciate any tips you can give me. I have some information on Whitehead that might be of use to you and your awesome history webpage.

    1. There are a number of postcards from the Whitehead store. A few were published in the past in The Pittsylvania Packet. I hope to be able to put more up online slowly. Thank you for your encouragement!

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