From the 1890's through the 1960's.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These type holiday Telegrams were delivered in matching image envelopes.
Western Union Telegram from 1938, with what appears to be a spat.
Yes, arguments took place via Telegrams.
Undated Western Union Telegram, with a change in plans, from an
unmarried couple. Likely from 1940's.
Western Union Telegram from 1941, with a little bit of humor during war time.
Western Union Telegram from 1940's, with important news during war time.
Western Union Telegram from 1962, with best wishes for a long life together on the wedding day. Starting to get modern here
with the use of sprocket feed paper.
Western Union Telegram from 1963, with congratulatory wishes on a first year anniversary.
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