August 26, 2019

Tag: Saco Maine

The Dr. S. F. Smith House

About ten years ago, I sat down next to a lady at a postcard show in New York. She recognized me, although I don’t know why. She was aware that I often research many of the cards I buy and she asked if I would research a postcard she had purchased just an hour ago. I asked her to show me the card and her response was as quick as a blink. She fumbled in her purse and pulled two identical cards, “I bought them both,” she said. The caption read, Dr. S. F. Smith House, Newton Center, Mass. “Here,” she said. “I think it may be my, I’m not sure how many greats; my great-great-great grandfather’s house.”

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