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Catalog Number 2005.008.0003
Object Name Postcard
Title Moses Lake - WN.
Scope & Content Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Moses Lake - WN." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 719" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of "Alder Fill (Neppel Crossing)" over Moses Lake in Moses Lake, WA. Image of embankment dam (earth fill) with roadway and bridge with several buildings, telephone poles and trees in background. 1940s automobile driving on roadway away from viewer. Railroad cars on railroad track near buildings.

Cancelled green 1 cent George Washington stamp in proper upper right hand corner on reverse. Postmark is "MOSES LAKE, / JUL 28 / 8 -AM / 1947 / WASH." and is near stamp on reverse. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "Dear Ones. Sun. 5pm / Sure seemed good to talk / to you just now. I'm / going to try to check / up and see what I / can find out about / bus schedules too so / that we can figure / out something definite / Wed. night. I sure / hope the weather / stays cool and that / you can stay here / with me until I get them. / Henry check to see if you / can get a but out of Pendelton / to Pasco or Linde would be closest. / Love Vern" is handwritten in cursive in blue ink on correspondence side on reverse of postcard. "Mrs. L.W. Routh, / 240 Pierce St., / Twin Falls, Idaho." is handwritten in cursive in blue ink on address side on reverse of postcard.
Creator J. Boyd Ellis
Dates of Creation Postmarked 07/28/1947.
Extent of Description 1 paper postcard with image on one side and blank space for correspondence and address on the other.
Archival History Owned by Becky Frey and sold to Moses Lake Museum & Art Center on 06/22/2005 through EBAY website auction.
Collection Moses Lake Museum & Art Center Purchases
Credit line Purchased for the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center's collection.
Search Terms Moses Lake
People Ellis, J. Boyd