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Object Name Print, Photographic
Object ID 2014.047.126
Collection John L. Freeman Family Photograph Collection
Summary Greeting card, Christmas holiday, featuring a small black and white photograph of three children over text "a Joyous Christmas" and, handwritten in blue ink, "The Carpenters". Message handwritten on reverse to Banks E. and Elizabeth Ragan Poston from Lee and Frank Carpenter dated December 1958.

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December 1958
Dear Lib & Banks -
If you didn't see us once in a while, you wouldn't know us. John is 5'9" & wears larger shoes than Frank's. Amy is already acting like a lady.
Here we have been all summer & you never came to see us. By next fall we will have orders to move on. Frank is slated for a "hardship tour" - where we cannot go along. So you must plan to visit us in the spring - or better still, early summer. D. & J. have remodeled the boat & next summer should be wonderful.
No rent, the beach at your door - this is even better than Long Beach. Do come. F. wants to know if Ralph Martin is finished with his watch -
Love to you all - Lee & Frank
Date December 1958
Medium Paper
People Poston, Banks Elwell
Poston, Elizabeth Bradley Ragan
Search Terms Christmas
General: Military
Credit Line Gift of Robert Ragan Poston, Jr.
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