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Catalog Number 2005.008.0002
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 / 744" 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 of road and buildings with telephone poles and trees in background. Buildings in image include a pool hall, a cafe, and Richfeld. Automobiles include 1940s cars. Four cars appear to be driving on road toward viewer. Image appears to be Broadway Avenue.

Cancelled green 1 cent George Washington stamp in proper upper right hand corner on reverse. Postmark is "MOSES LAKE, / JUL 11 / 8 -AM / 1947 / WASH." and is near stamp on reverse. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "Dear Billy: / Thanks a lot for / your letter. Sure / glad to hear that / you were getting / to go places with / the 'Bs'. 'Am okay / only sure have a / lot of work to do. / Write to me often. / Tell Mother I'll try to / write to her tomorrow / Love 'Bus'" is handwritten in cursive in pencil on correspondence side on reverse of postcard. "Mr. Billy Routh / 240 Pierce St., / Twin Falls, Idaho" is handwritten in cursive in pencil on address side on reverse of postcard.
Creator J. Boyd Ellis
Dates of Creation Postmarked 07/11/1947.
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 Becky Frey and sold to Moses Lake Museum & Art Center on 06/22/2005 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
People Ellis, J. Boyd