‘What do you think of him?’ A postcard for Valentine’s Day

If our earlier post on vinegar Valentine’s has left a sour taste in your mouth, this postcard is a sweeter reminder of the day. It was sent from Brighton on 13 December 1909 to a lady in Shrewsbury. Perhaps it lead to a Valentine’s card two months later?

Message side of postcard, 1909 (HA920381)
Message side of postcard, 1909 (HA920381)

‘Dear Old Eda,

Am sending you photo of the boy I told you about what do you think of him.  Hope you are quite well.  Am expecting a letter.  Fond love to the children + best and fondest to yourself.  Yours Lou’

The picture side of the postcard bears a group portrait of the Theatre Royal football team. The man standing on the right of the back row is marked by an ‘x’. Is he the boy mentioned by Lou?

Postcard showing the Theatre Royal football team, 1909 (HA920381)
Postcard showing the Theatre Royal football team, 1909 (HA920381)

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