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Mattie Keel Riner Postcard Collection, 1912-1932

Collector:
Riner, Mattie Keel 1896-1980
Donor:
Riner, Ed
Author:
Riner, Novie Ocy 1890-1964
Physical description:
30 items.: 1 box
Type:
Postcards
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Picture postcards
Place:
United States
California
Oregon
Date:
1912
1932
1912-1932
1930-1940
1910-1940
1929
1920-1940
1900-1950
Notes:
On September 1, 1932, Novie Ocy Riner and his friend Roscoe Hatch set off for the National Association of Letter Carriers' convention in Portland, Oregon. They drove down the Pacific Coast to San Francisco, then to Los Angeles, San Diego and Tijuana. Mr. Riner sent a postcard to his future wife, Mattie Keel, every day of the trip. Their courtship lasted nearly ten years, having been delayed by the Depression, illness, etc., and they eloped in 1937.
Summary:
The collection consists of the surviving postcards sent to Mattie Keel by Mr. Riner on a 1932 trip, plus cards sent to Ms. Keel by earlier suitors, 1912-1915.
Cite as:
Mattie Keel Riner Postcard Collection, 1912-1932, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Marriage
Travel
Letter carriers
Investment banking
Tourist trade
Depressions
Courtship
Local number:
1997.3174 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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