Annie and Alfred Visit Monongahela – Oxford, PA (1927)

Annie and Alfred were traveling; they left home at 2:30 AM and arrived in Monongahela City at 12:45.

Monongahela City is the second-smallest city in Pennsylvania; it lies on the east bank of the Monongahela River about 17 miles south of Pittsburgh.,_Pennsylvania

The couple sent a postcard to Mrs. S. H. Crowl in Oxford, Pennsylvania.

We have seen other postcards related to Oxford, the historic borough in Chester County of southeast Pennsylvania.,_Pennsylvania

The face of the postcard is a photograph of Main Street in Monongahela; the street runs north/south, parallel to the River.

Published by I. Robbins & Son of Pittsburgh, the postcard bears a clear imprint of the publishers logo on the reverse.

(I believe the photograph may have been made a few years before it was mailed in November of 1927.)

The postcard message begins, “Dear Mother”, and I suspect that this is the mother of Annie because her name appears first in the signature.

One is curious to know the reason for this excursion, but the postcard gives no clues as to the purpose of the journey.

We may hope that Annie and Alfred enjoyed the scenes of western Pennsylvania and returned safely to their home.


Search By:


More Postcards