Vintage  Telegrams


From the 1890's through the 1960's.

Telegram - 1890's Western Union

Western Union Telegram from 1890's.  Telegram is over 115 years old,  probably from late 1890's.  Message would have been sent by Morse code over the wire,  and then hand written at the receiving end, for personal delivery to recipient.

Telegram - 1926 Western Union

Western Union Telegram from 1926's.  Likely received by Morse code,  then typed on a typewriter,  before being delivered to Miss Annabelle.  This was on Christmas Eve,  and it looks like a trip was cancelled,  and Clois would meet Miss Sutterley at 11:20PM.

Telegram - 1931 Postal Telegraph

Postal Telegraph Telegram from 1931,  shown with envelope it was delivered in.  This was like a tweet,  in the 1930's,  and about as informative too.

Telegram - 1934 Western Union

Western Union Telegram from 1934,  with a band member asking for info regarding a job.  Business was done this way,  short,  to the point,  quick messages.

Telegram - 1937 Western Union Thanksgiving

A Western Union Thanksgiving Telegram from 1937.  A 35¢ 15-word telegram in 1937 would cost $10.70 today,  when adjusted for the rise in the price of gold since then.

Telegram - 1937 Western Union Thanksgiving

These type holiday Telegrams were delivered in matching image envelopes.

Telegram - 1938 Western Union

Western Union Telegram from 1938,  with what appears to be a spat.  Yes,  arguments took place via Telegrams.

Telegram - Western Union

Undated Western Union Telegram,  with a change in plans,  from an unmarried couple.  Likely from 1940's.

Telegram - 1941 Western Union

Western Union Telegram from 1941,  with a little bit of humor during war time.

Telegram - Western Union

Western Union Telegram from 1940's,  with a important news during war time.

Telegram - 1963 Western Union

Western Union Telegram from 1963,  with congratulatory wishes on a first year anniversary.

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