Marit Reitan postcard Reitan family photo
Jennifer Blair-Peterson

Marit Reitan postcard

This is a cryptic message written in shorthand on the back of one of my great-grandmother Marit Reitan's postcard-photographs.

It was taken in 1917 at Hudson Photo Studio
123 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ

Also on the back are quite a few shorthand characters.

I've asked around and apparently the 3characters in the lower left hand corner are Gregg Shorthand, while the rest on the right side are Pitman Shorthand.

As my great-grandmother was from Europe, it is possible that some of the markings may have more than one sound!
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The Mystery

Can you decipher any of this?

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