I purchased the subject RPPC (Real Photo Postcard) with the likeness of a young woman on the front, along with the handwritten greeting:
"A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from a friend in the Land of Sunshine and Flowers- Los Angeles 1910"
Postmarked 26 Dec 1910 in Los Angeles, CA, mailed by Nelle Harley, 1825 Normandie, Los Angeles, CA, to Miss Lida Hoff, 22902 Auburn Ave., Toledo, OH, Sta. "B", it bears the following correspondence:
"We are having a fine winter, cannot imagine its so cold in the East.Doors & windows all open & spend the P.M's on the porch-come on out its fine, Lovingly Nell Harley"
Nelle E. (maiden name unknown), born 11 Sep 1877 in Vermillon, OH, married Harry A. Harley, born 25 Jul 1876 in Petersburg, PA.The couple is listed in the 1910 Census data for Los Angeles (resided at 1811 Normandie Avenue), Los Angles Co., CA; the 1920 Census data for Manhattan (resided on West 98th Street), New York Co., NY; and the 1930 Census data for Manhattan (resided at 245 West 104th Street), New York Co., NY.Nelle appears in a 1926 ship passenger list(resided at 120 Broadway, New York, NY), a 1930 ship passenger list (resided at 245 West 104th Street), New York, NY, and a 1935 ship passenger list.Harry and/or Nelle appear in California/Los Angeles County voter registration lists for 1916 (resided at 1822 S. Manhattan Place), 1936 and 1938 (resided at 952 N. La Jolla Avenue), 1940, 1942, 1944, and 1946 (resided at 1122-1/2 N. Gower Street), and 1948 and 1950 (resided at 1735 N. Wilcox Avenue).Harry worked as a purchasing agent for an oil company.
The person that Nelle addressed the postcard to must be her friend or a relative.Her full name is Eliza Lida Hoff, a single woman who is listed in the 1910 and 1920 Census data for Toledo (resided at 2292 Auburn Avenue), Lucas Co., OH.She was born 14 Feb 1872 in Huron, OH.At the time of the 1910 enumeration, she was employed as a bookkeeper for a wholesale grocery and in 1920 she was a school teacher.