A View of Meadville for Julia  – Warren, Ohio (1907)

Miss Julia Criddle lived in Warren, the city on the Mahoning River in northeast Ohio.


The former seat of the Western Reserve, Warren was connected to four rail lines by the turn of the 20th century.

In October of 1907, Julia received a postcard from an unknown friend in Meadville, PA.

Meadville is a city on the French Creek in northwest Pennsylvania; it grew after the Revolution when Continental soldiers received land grants in this region (as were granted in Ohio).

Warren, Ohio, is about 50 miles southwest of Meadville.


The face of the postcard is a photograph of the small city of Meadville; the greeting was published by the Buffalo News Company of Buffalo, NY.

The postcard was printed in Leipzig, Germany.

There is no message; we do not know if there was a special occasion that elicited the postcard.

That the postcard was unsigned suggests that the sender may have been well-known to Julia.

One assumes that Miss Criddle was pleased by the postcard as it was preserved in good condition for more than a century.


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