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Catalog Number 2004.006.0002
Object Name Postcard
Title Moses Lake - Wash.
Scope & Content Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Moses Lake - Wash." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 745" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of a street scene in Moses Lake, WA. Image of dirt/gravel road with automobiles parked on both sides and buildings and telephone poles and trees in background. Person on bicycle on one side of road. Buildings in image are Morris Cafe, an unmarked gas station, and an unmarked cafe. Automobiles include 1940s cars. Image appears to be Broadway Avenue.

Reverse of card: "POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.
Creator J. Boyd Ellis
Dates of Creation Possibly 1946. This style of EKC Real Photo Postcards were printed between 1930-1950.
Extent of Description 1 paper postcard with image on one side and blank space for correspondence and address on the other.
Archival History Hank & Dorothy Rittierodt lived in Moses Lake, WA from December 1945 to June 1961. They gave the postcards to the City of Moses Lake in November 2003. The City of Moses Lake transferred the postcards to the Museum on May 13, 2004.
Collection Hank & Dorothy Rittierodt Collection
Credit line Given in memory of Mike Rittierodt
Search Terms Moses Lake
People Ellis, J. Boyd