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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ephemeral Evidence of a Sense of Humor

Just spotted this interesting item on eBay—a "comic corner card" mailed by Frank S. Finn of Greenwood, Maine, to G. H. Donham of Island Falls, Maine.

Frank S. Finn was an itinerant dime novelist and "puzzler" who boarded with my great-great-grandfather Lemuel Dunham in Greenwood in the 1880s. The recipient was Lemuel's second cousin. I'd like to think that this envelope was from Lemuel's private stash.

M. Diane Rogers

What an intriguing 'find' - with a sense of fun indeed. I haunt e-Bay - lots of great stuff, but so far nothing family related. I am an optimistic person though.

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