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Catalog Number 2007.011.0001
Object Name Postcard
Scope & Content Pennant postcard for Neppel, WA. Postcard features a black and white illustration along top edge of card of men and women picnicking in a forested area. Women are wearing long sleeved ankle-length dresses and men are wearing long pants and long sleeved jackets. Below illustration is a red felt pennant adhered to proper right hand side of card. Next to pennant is a printed red line along proper right hand edge. "Neppel, Wn." is printed in black in middle of pennant. "We have great times in" is printed in red below illustration and above pennant. "Better come." is printed in red below pennant and near bottom edge of card.

Reverse of card: "POST CARD / Correspondence Here / Address Here" printed on top half of postcard. "STAMP / HERE" printed in stamp box. All printing on reverse of card is in brown. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

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.
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 Richard Billings and sold to Moses Lake Museum & Art Center on 08/22/2007 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
Neppel
Washington