Very feminine! There were only these 2 and they are both just small pieces. This is one thing I wish she saved more of!
Her business card from Paine Furniture Co in Boston. She only worked there for a few years, but that is where she met her husband, Archer. Paine's is the oldest furniture store in the country. And they are still in business on Cape Cod! Check them out here. If you would like to see an old store catalog, click this.
Post card of the Union Oyster House. She must have picked this up at the restaurant on Oct 4, 1947. If you ever go to Boston, you must eat here. The restaurant is full of history and the food is very good, traditional New England fare. (I grew up in Boston.) Here is the link to their website.
Western Union telegrams. (I think Peewee was her cat!)
WWII ration book - there were 4 books in the box: Madeline's; her husband Archer's; and his parents.
Full page - I'm surprised there were any left.
"Spare" stamps - wonder what they were for?
The Boston Braves were a minor league team in 1947.
Madeline loved to ride trains and she often traveled on the New Haven RR.