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Friday, Jan. 26 at 7:00 PM, On ZOOM, David Miller – Life in Rhinebeck in the early 1900’s The first two decades of the 1900’s were the heyday of postcards. Before telephone or telegraph were in general use, sending postcards was the quickest, simplest, and cheapest way for most people to communicate. It was much like today’s “Tweeting”. People sent millions of these cards to friends and family to simply say, “Having a great time, see you when we get home.” Several years ago, Scott Cruickshank allowed me to scan the 450 postcards of his collection of images of Rhinebeck. I will use 100 of the postcards to tell you a story of what life was like in Rhinebeck 100 or so years ago.

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