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Catalog Number 2004.019.0001
Object Name Postcard
Title Marketing Potatoes - Moses Lake - Wash
Scope & Content Black and white RPPC Ellis photo postcard with white border. "Marketing Potatoes - Moses Lake - Wash" in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 738" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of nine large flat bed trucks on proper right hand side of image loaded with full burlap sacks parked on side of unimproved road in single file line facing away from photographer. Trucks appear to be parked outside building with "WESTERN COLD STORAGE CO." sign near top of wall of building. Two 1940s style vehicles driving on road, one in each direction. 1940s style vehicle parked on side of road opposite of trucks, facing photographer. Field, trees, telephone poles, and houses in background.

Reverse of card: "POST CARD / 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 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 Owned by Roxann Gess Smith and sold to Moses Lake Museum & Art Center on 09/08/04 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
People Ellis, J. Boyd