Bathing at Perry Mound, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin

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US ARC PH 2013.001.083

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Bathing at Perry Mound, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin


  • [ca. 1924] (creation)


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

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Real-photo postcard with image of boaters and swimmers at a pier jutting out into Balsam Lake. Houses and deciduous trees can be seen on the distant shore. Text printed on verso: The Co-Mo Company, Post Cards, Minneapolis. Date from message: Aug. 24, 1924; mailed from Balsam Lake; 1ยข green Benjamin Franklin stamp. Message: Addressed to Mrs. Nels Hammer, Galesville Wisc.; "Dear Sister & all, I just wish you were here. I am having a very nice time. Came here yesterday. Drov[e] 79 miles. Allice put up a nice big lunch, it sure tasted good. It rained in the morning so we left Minnpls 3 oclock came here at 7 oclock. Will have to come over and tele you all about my trip. Regards to Father & Mother & all. (Christine)"

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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, 07/26/2013

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Purchased March 18, 2013, on eBay from Donna Wilson, Plant City FL.

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Minneapolis, Minn. : Co-Mo Company, [ca. 1924]

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