1st Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, Wisconsin

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US ARC PH 2013.001.120

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1st Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, Wisconsin


  • [ca. 1936] (creation)


1 photograph : print ; 9 x 14 cm (postcard format)

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Real-photo postcard with image of the First Lutheran Church building in Clear Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin. The building is surrounded with mature deciduous trees; also seen are electric lines and a pole; residential houses are on either side of the church, and a sign at the curb that says "School" [something]. The church building has a bell tower that is mostly obscured by the trees. Date from postmark: Oct 23, 1936; mailed from Clear Lake, Wisconsin; postage stamp is missing. Printed on EKKP paper (used 1904-1950). Message: Addressed to Mrs. H.C. Luer [Hattie Hanson Luer], 710 No 18th Ave East, Duluth, Minn. "Dear Folks - we had a nice trip down. Got here about 12-30. Had a nice dinner and left almost right away for church. Then went to the farm after the funeral [of Thomas Severson, Dena and Gudnie's father]. Had supper and visited for awhile. Then came back to Dena's [Dena Severson Hanna]. She tells every body I am here for the winter. Gudnie [Gudnie Severson Hanson]." Post script: "This is Dena's church and where I will be going. Clear Lake Wisconsin Box 91."

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This item is made available by the University Archives & Area Research Center, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, for personal, educational, and research purposes in accordance with the Fair Use provisions of Copyright Act of 1976. Other uses may require permission from the copyright owner.

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Cataloged by kdo, 02/28/2014

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Purchased August 10, 2013, on eBay from postcardboy7, Minneapolis MN.

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[United States] : [Publisher not identified], [ca. 1936]

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