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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Girls in White Dresses: A Postcard to Mrs. Stevens, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England, 1912

Whatever are these girls doing in this picture?  They seem to be holding a garland of some sort.

Here's what we know:

The postcard photograph was mailed to Mrs. W. Stevens, Church Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England on March 27, 1912.   The message is oddly lacking in punctuation.  Dear A please to say I am much better sorry to hear will has another cold how did you get on at the tea george came home last ___ as he is on ____ time but did not stay long love to you both from us all mum xxxxxxxxx

top corner:  don't you think they are good.

In the 1911 Census Summary Books on Ancestry I found a "Mrs. Stevens" living on Church Street, great Missenden.  The index only shows that 1 male, and 2 females lived at that location. 

Guesses, anyone?


  1. I thought they may be holding the flower decorated rope for a May Pole Dance but the date doesnt fit

  2. Yes, I was wondering if it had connections with May celebrations as well. Maybe something for Easter?