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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1320 on: July 17, 2019, 02:23:19 PM »
Hilota indeed............. It has to be Hilda - it just has to be.   Yet why is the "d" crossed?     :-\
I agree.  Now that I compared the d in Hilda with the other d's, they match up.  Except all the other ones aren't crossed.  You would think that everyone in the past would have good cursive skills, especially how it was taught in schools and all.  Yet Hilota/Hilda shows us otherwise.  Not only her, but so many other people that wrote postcards back then. 
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« Reply #1321 on: July 17, 2019, 03:16:29 PM »
Hilota indeed............. It has to be Hilda - it just has to be.   Yet why is the "d" crossed?     :-\

It may have been an accident. I've heard of some people just getting in the groove of writing and just accidentally crossing whatever goes up.
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1322 on: July 17, 2019, 07:15:20 PM »
Hilota indeed............. It has to be Hilda - it just has to be.   Yet why is the "d" crossed?     :-\

That's what I thought too, just an incidental mark.  There is another one following her signature as well

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1323 on: July 17, 2019, 07:16:28 PM »
It may have been an accident. I've heard of some people just getting in the groove of writing and just accidentally crossing whatever goes up.

You're probably right, I've done it myself

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« Reply #1324 on: July 17, 2019, 08:22:20 PM »
That's what I thought too, just an incidental mark.  There is another one following her signature as well

The one after her signature is Hilota's dash mark, setting up that lower sentence about the rain.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1325 on: July 17, 2019, 11:36:29 PM »
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A nice real photo postcard dated September 9, 1906.

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