This real photo postcard of a happy little boy was mailed in 1910. I like the image, but I don't know who he is or were he lived. Possibly he is from Rowan, Iowa and is a relative of the addressee, Mrs. M. W. Shaner of Laurens, Iowa. I couldn't find a 1910 census record for her, but there is a 1930 census record of a Mollie Shaner (born about 1870), spouse of M. W. Shaner.
The back of the postcard has a message that is somewhat puzzling. The underlined word must be important, but I am not sure what it is. It looks like cong to me. Apparently the boy is Irish., There is a village named Cong in Ireland. The only other meaning I could think of is an abbreviation for congressman. However, I couldn't find anything to support that interpretation.
Any thoughts about the underlined word?
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