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Catalog Number 2006.003.0003
Object Name Postcard
Title There's Someone in Neppel Waiting for You
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 green pole with red ties. Pennant on the proper right hand side of card. Proper left hand side of front features a green bordered black and white photograph of a possible Caucasian woman sitting in a side chair with a bouquet of roses in her lap. Woman is dressed in a light colored three-quarter sleeved ankle length decorated two layer dress. Woman is wearing a bracelet on her left wrist and may have a possible ribbon in hair. Woman has left arm resting on back of chair and right elbow resting on her knee with the right hand touching her chin. Backdrop appears to be decorated in flowers of various types. "There's Someone in" printed in black along top edge of postcard above pennant. "Waiting for You" 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