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Catalog Number 2005.009.0001
Object Name Postcard
Title Loading Fill Material - 3 1/2 Mile Pot Holes Dam - Columbia Basin Project
Scope & Content Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Loading Fill Material - 3 1/2 Mile Pot Holes Dam - Columbia Basin Project" in white on bottom of image. "Pub by Ellis / No 1931" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of line of 13 tractors hitched to large-wheeled containers (similar to dump trucks) receiving dirt from back-hoe or hydraulic shovel in unimproved area. Image of tractor hitched to large container (with number 6 painted on it) filled with dirt driving toward viewer (away from truck line) in foreground. Similar vehicle is behind it with empty container (next in line) waiting to receive dirt from back-hoe/hydraulic shovel with 11 additional tractors hitched with empty containers behind it. Back-hoe/hydraulic shovel on proper right hand side of tractor vehicles and flat bed truck with three men standing near truck on proper left hand side of tractor vehicles. Back hoe/hydraulic shovel taking dirt from dirt ledge with hills in background.

Reverse of card: "POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" printed in box in proper upper right hand corner.
Creator J. Boyd Ellis
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 Vintage Postcards and Stamps and sold to Moses Lake Museum & Art Center on 0726/2005 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 Potholes Reservoir
People Ellis, J. Boyd