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Catalog Number 2004.008.0001
Object Name Postcard
Title This is at Moses Lake The 4th of July When they were at dinner
Scope & Content Black and white photo postcard. "This is at Moses Lake The 4th of July / When they were at dinner" hand written in cursive in black ink on bottom of postcard. Image of probable Caucasian men, women, and children sitting under a covered picnic site. Food on cloths on tables. People appear to be dressed in formal attire. Banner/cloth with stars and stripes hangs across shelter. Body of water and sagebrush in background. Postmark on image: "KEWANEE / OCT 10 / PM / 1907 / ILL." Cancelled green 1 cent Benjamin Franklin stamp in proper upper right hand corner on reverse. Postmark is "MOSES LAKE, / OCT / 7 / A.M. / 1907 / WASH" and is near stamp. Reverse of card also has: "POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE HERE FOR ADDRESS ONLY" printed on top half of postcard. "Dear Cousin / I received your letter / and was glad to hear / from you. Mr. Saunders Died / Sept 29. every one / else is well / come out and see / us and spend the winter with us / Jessie MacDonald" is handwritten in cursive in black ink on correspondence side on reverse of postcard. "Miss Jessie, Kennedy, / Kewanee, / Henry, county, / Ills / c/o / Mr. L. D, (unable to read completely) / Ann McRae" is handwritten in cursive in black ink on address side on reverse of postcard.
Dates of Creation Probably 1907. Postmarked October 7, and October 10, 1907.
Extent of Description 1 paper postcard with image on one side and blank space for correspondence and address on the other.
Archival History Jessie MacDonald mailed postcard to Miss Jessie Kennedy.
Owned by Houde's Postcards and sold to Moses Lake Museum & Art Center on 04/27/04 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
Washington
Illinois
People MacDonald, Jessie