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Catalog Number 2006.003.0002
Object Name Postcard
Title Wish This Were U and I in Neppel Can't You Come
Scope & Content Pennant postcard for Neppel, WA. Postcard features an illustration of a red and green pennant with "Neppel" printed in black in the middle in a stylized font. Pennant is tied to a white pole with red ties. Pennant on the proper right hand side of card. Proper left hand side of front features a black and white photograph of a possible Caucasian man holding/standing behind a possible Caucasian woman. Man is dressed in dark slacks, dark shoes, light colored long sleeved shirt, and dark necktie. Woman is dressed in light colored three-quarter sleeved ankle length dress with pleats and swooped collar and dark heeled shoes and stockings. Woman has hair arranged in two buns. Woman is reclining on park bench horizontally with left arm resting on seat and right arm on back of bench. Man is behind bench and bent slightly with one arm on woman's right arm and one arm behind her back. Man and woman looking at each other. "Wish This Were U and I in" printed in black along top edge of postcard above pennant. "Can't You Come" printed in black along bottom edge of postcard below pennant. Photograph does not appear to be an actual photograph but a print or copy.

Reverse of card: "POST CARD / FOR CORRESPONDENCE / FOR ADDRESS ONLY" printed on top half of postcard. Reverse of card is printed upside down compared to front (to view reverse correctly, card must be rotated 180 degrees).

Pennant postcards were a stock card carried by a publisher which could be imprinted with any town/city name on request. The pennant postcard (booster postcard), came into popularity just prior to WWI. It was intended to proclaim the many benefits and activities available throughout the area. However, the photographs used were generic in nature. The felt pennant , a later development in the pennant postcard was the attachment of a felt pennant directly to the postcard. The felt was imprinted with the name of the city and then glued on by hand. The felt pennant postcard was phased out over the years because it was costly, labor intensive, heavy , and it could not be sorted by hand or machine.
Dates of Creation Possibly between 1910-1915.
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 Merry Palicz and sold to Moses Lake Museum & Art Center on 03/22/2006 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 Neppel
Moses Lake
Washington