Readers of Part I will know already that Emma Hankel lived in Galion, Ohio and traded postcards with friends in nearby communities.
I like Emma because she represents one of the millions of American postcard collectors in the first two decades of the twentieth century.
In June of 1907, Katherine S. sent a postcard to Emma from Kenton, Ohio.
Kenton is a small city on the Scioto River, about 60 miles northwest of Columbus; it is the seat of Hardin County.Â Galion is about 46 miles east of Kenton.
The postcard features a hand-colored photograph of St. Johnâ€™s Evangelical Church.Â
Katherine inscribed the front of the card:
The Church I attend
Today, St. John's Evangelical Church is St. John's United Church of Christ.Â
The website for this congregation notes that the parish was formed by German immigrant families in the mid-19th century.Â The handsome Church building was erected in 1903, so it was very new when Katherine sent the picture to Emma.