Tag Archives: Letters

1865: O Roaches!

A quite common superstitious practice, in order to rid a house of Cockroaches, is in vogue in our country at the present time. It is no other than to address these pests a written letter containing the following words, or … Continue reading

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1670: A Very Strange and Prodigious Wonder

A letter from John Winthrop, Jr. to Lord Brereton, October 11, 1670: Boston Oct. 11, 1670. My Lord: The relation which I am now presenting to your Lordship is of a very strange and prodigious wonder this last Summer in … Continue reading

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1913: Gallery

Fold-out letter from Alfred Joseph Frueh to his fiancée Giuliette Fanciulli, Jan. 10, 1913. Frueh was an American caricaturist, cartoonist and illustrator. (source)

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1883: You are Wheat and Belong in the Wheatfield

Pages from a letter from Vincent van Gogh to his brother Theo, 28 October 1883: to cause despondency for six months, until one eventually sees after all that one shouldn’t have let oneself be disoriented. There are two people whose intense … Continue reading

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2001: 300 Love Letters

“So I’m telling this boy, one of the boys that lots of these love letters are to, about this project. ‘I’m writing three hundred love letters and sending them to strangers. The letters are going to be glued to the … Continue reading

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