Saturday, March 5, 2016

1945 - A Postcard from Pittsburgh, PA

A postcard sent to Miss Marian Murosky. The postcard was postmarked August 29, 1945 out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The post card was sent by Madelyn Ann McDonald who was affectionately called "Midge".

Madelyn Ann McDonald was the sister of Mary Eugenia McDonald. Mary Eugenia married Arthur Murosky, Marian Elaine Murosky's older brother. Both families lived in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania and the members of the extended families became close. The Murosky family was living at 638 East 23rd Street when the postcard was sent. The McDonald family lived a few blocks away at 422 East 19th Street in the early 1940's.

Madelyn would been 13 years old when she sent this postcard to Marian age 10. Madelyn was most likely traveling to visit her McDonald family members which included her grandparents and cousins that lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Michelle M. Murosky: The Postcard Collection &emdash; August 29, 1945
Postcard Front
Michelle M. Murosky: The Postcard Collection &emdash; August 29, 1945
Postcard Back
From Midge to
The Postcard Collection includes postcards from the 1940’s that were included in the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. In addition to saving photographs Helen also saved newspaper clippings, postcards and greeting cards. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Marian Elaine Murosky is my Great Aunt. Her brother Arthur Murosky married Mary Eugenia McDonald. Arthur Murosky and Mary Eugenia McDonald are my paternal grandparents. Madelyn Ann McDonald, affectionately known as Aunt Midge, is my Great Aunt. 

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