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Wish You Were Here: Historic Postcards of West Orange County

at Winter Garden City Hall, Winter Garden FL

Feb 20 2017
Apr 07 2017
Wish You Were Here: Historic Postcards of West Orange County

We’ve all received postcards featuring the ubiquitous scrawled message – “Having wonderful time… wish you were here!” Most of the time, a lot more information was crammed into the tiny space allowed for greetings. In fact, in the earliest days of postal regulations, senders had to write their messages within the borders found on the front of the cards, resulting in practically indecipherable missives! Among its extensive collection, the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation History Research and Education center collects and preserves postcards sent to and from many West Orange families. This retrospective presents a sampling of cards picturing all manner of subjects from citrus queens to long-gone landscapes, inscribed with sentiments from the humorous to the sublime. And you’ll see that the youngest writers haven’t changed their thoughts and concerns much in over a century! This rare and colorful collection of postcards serves as a snapshot of life as it was lived in the old agricultural

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