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Catalog Number 2008.001.0001
Object Name Postcard
Title Street Scene - Soap Lake - Wash.
Scope & Content Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Street Scene - Soap Lake - Wash." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 5150" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of a street scene in Soap Lake, WA. Image of paved street with automobiles parked on both sides and buildings and street lamps in background. Buildings in image are Thorson's/Apts./ Hotel/Soap Lake Products, New Beach Hotel, Del Red Tavern, Public Market, Rexall Drug, Cafe, and others that cannot be identified. Automobiles include 1950s cars.

Reverse of card: "PHOTO POST CARD / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. Canceled Thomas Jefferson 2 cent stamp in stamp box. "Dear Mom & Dad / I hope you're having as / nice as weather as we are. / The water is lots of / fun but it sure tastes / awful. / We drove over to Moses / Lake yesterday. When we / got home Marinette and I / went up town and got / some post cards. / It looked like a / desert almost all the way / over here and boy it felt like / it too. / Love / Jean" written in pencil on correspondence side of postcard. "Mr & Mrs. G. Lindmark / 4122 Hoyt / Everett, Wash" in pencil on address side. Postmarked twice, "Soap Lake / 6 PM / AUG 17 / 1955 / WASH."
Creator J. Boyd Ellis
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 Synchronicity and sold to Moses Lake Museum & Art Center on 01/03/08 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 Soap Lake
People Ellis, J. Boyd