Aerial view, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin

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US ARC PH 2016.001.081

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Aerial view, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin


  • [ca. 1940] (creation)


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

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Real-photo postcard with aerial image of the village of Balsam Lake in Polk County, Wisconsin. The county courthouse can be seen in approximately the middle of the card. Date from postmark: Aug 19 1940; mailed from Balsam Lake Wis; green 1¢ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow stamp (Scott 864). Message: Addressed to Mr. Herman Hendrickson, Paxton, Ill. "Sun. morn. We got here at 8:30 Sat. nite. It rained real hard all the way from La Crosse to Red Wing, never saw so much water on the road in all my life. Everything is green and crops good all the way from Dwight, Ill. up here. Grass is as green as in the spring. 530 miles to Gusta [Augusta?]. Wes."

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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, 03/17/2016

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Purchased March 4, 2016, on eBay from Vintage Postcards & Collectibles, Harvard MA.

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[United States] : [Publisher not identified], [ca. 1940]

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