422 West Sandusky Street Findlay, Ohio

A four-year love story, as told in the handwritten expressions of endearment of Findlay native, Earl “Bill” Kennedy, to Marie McCarthy of Cleveland. These love letters frame what life was like in small-town America in the 1920s. From golfing at the Country Club, to dancing at Riverside Park, this was courtship during the Jazz Age.



Learn more about the amazing love story of this 1920s couple by reading the transcription, seeing scans of the original letters, and listening to a voice actor read the words that Earl wrote to Marie…..Read More


Earl’s mother Cornelia also wrote letters to her future daughter-in-law. You can get an additional perspective of the love story by reading and listening to her letters to Marie……
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I Love the (19)20s Blog

Learn more about different aspects of the 1920s with short posts by guest blogging scholars from all across the country covering topics of popular culture, literature, music, dancing, and more….
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Bill & Marie’s Story Timeline

See the important events in the lives of Earl and Marie from their very first date to their wedding day….Read More