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Catalog Number 2008.024.0001
Object Name Postcard
Title Original stie of Grand Coulee Dam in 1937 when wearly excavation were getting under way.
Scope & Content Black and white RPPC Ellis postcard with white border. "Original stie of Grand Coulee Dam in 1937 when wearly excavation were getting under way. Published by J. Boyd Ellis, Arlington, Wash." in white on bottom of image. "Ellis / 1905" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Postcard is of Columbia River and hillsides with early dam work visible and "Top of Completed Dam" with sketch drawn where dam would be placed.

Reverse of card: "PHOTO POST CARD / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "Kodak / PLACE / STAMP / HERE / Paper" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp but is cancelled, "MANHATTEN / JUN / 1 / 1960 / MONT." "V 6-24-60 Card 29, 10th day / Glacier/ The towns around Grand Coulee aree shadsvilles but goo. Were bult to house construction workers who were working on the dam & now house maintenace works- ers. Acres of ran down homes, deserted houses & cheap bars. We go lost & I had to go into 'Mom's Bar' to aks directions. Mom was a saloon - keeping woman straight out of the old west with rings on her fingers, spit curls, & tough as nails. Reminded." written in ink on correspondence side of postcard.
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 David Dziki and sold to Moses Lake Museum & Art Center on 09/19/2008 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 Grand Coulee Dam
People Ellis, J. Boyd