Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cheer Up, Better Days Are Coming, 1907

Postmarked Norman, Oklahoma, 1907

Miss Jessie Burrows
c/o S.F.A.

Norman O.K.

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Today, I finally figured out what S.F.A. was.  It is an initialism for Stella Friends Academy, a school about five miles from Cherokee, Oklahoma, in operation from 1897 to 1922.

(Stella Friends Academy, Cherokee, Oklahoma)

(S.F.A. Site Today)


Nance said...

that's so cool -- Miss Jessie Burrows attending the Stella Friends accademy and receiving postcards. I am enjoying these. I have about 50+ of my own (ancestors and AIL) I should do something similiar . . .

Astrocrabpuff said...

At last the mystery has been solved! I had guessed it was a school but couldn't find anything except more recent venues that post-date the cards.

Virgil S. said...

Wow, lots of languages on the upper left of the stamp side...I think I see French, German, Dutch, Polish, Russian. Italian...not sure of these labels, but golly, people were multicultural back then...I like the old postcards, there are also some at
if you like mandolins.

Nate Maas said...

Nance, I actually think given the time frame she was probably a music teacher rather than a pupil at Stella Academy. You really should post your collection too. That would be fun.

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