Holiday Postcards4 December 2009
Staff Person: Brian Johnson
The images below are holiday postcards for Thanksgiving and Christmas from the Blanche Hardee Rives Papers http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/special/ead/findingaids/0335/.
The Christmas Card was sent to Z.A. Dawsey Hardee, the brother of Blanche Hardee Rives, on 22 December 1913.
Blanche Hardee Rives (1887-1973), daughter of James Washington Hardee and Anna O. Lucas, resided in Enfield, Halifax County, N.C. She attended the Littleton Female College (1906-1908), after which she taught in the Hardee School, a small school near the plantation of her father. She married Ralph Cooper Rives in 1942. Throughout her life she participated in Methodist Protestant (United Methodist Church after 1939) activities. Other organizations in which she was active were the Hardrawee Home Demonstration Club, the Halifax Co. Home Demonstration Club, Order of the Eastern Star, Halifax County Historical Association, Northeastern North Carolina Branch of the English-Speaking Union, Frank M. Parker Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Littleton College Memorial Association.