Swedish Postcard

1993_43_83D Swedish postcard

1910
This postcard was sent to Mrs. Peterson, in Lucerne, from her friend, Alma Carlson, in Greeley. The Greeley Sugar Beet Factory was constructed in 1902 and
became a major Weld County employer and an industrial marvel of its day.


During the translation of this Swedish language text it was determined to have been written in the Swedish-American style (nicknamed “Swenglish”)common in the
early 20th century, and it has a few spelling mistakes.

The translation follows:
Greeley

Dear Mrs. Peterson

When you come down to the city would you be sokind to bring my hat with you as
I need it soon now that we have summer

And maybe you can come see me sometime when you are in the city address is 1214 8th Street - the house next to Forsdal’s*


From Alma Carlson

Our grateful thanks for translation assistance from Marianne Mitchell, Mattias Borrman, Ingrid Burman Bengt-Erik Davidsson, Bob & Barbara Erickson, David Danielson, Magnus & Tuija Nordstrom, Pat Breien, Darlin Jean Krause, Marc Anderson, Ann Marie Olson, Charlotte Jalkeus Anderson & Dorman Lehman.

*Forsdal is the last name of Alma Carlson’s neighbors

City of Greeley Museums, Permanent Collection #1993.43.0083-D


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