Greetings From Centuria, Wisconsin

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US ARC PH 2018.005.041

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Greetings From Centuria, Wisconsin


  • [circa. 1930] (creation)


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

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Real-photo postcard with image of the Devil's Chair rock formation in the Dalles area along the St. Croix River near St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. A man is standing on the seat of the chair. Date from message: 30 Nov. 1937; postcard not mailed, but was likely sent sent to Emma Mader, Höttingerau No. 97, Innsbruck, Tirol, Germany [today that is Austria]. Message: Original is in German; English translation: "Centuria, Wisconsin, 30 Nov. 1937. L.J., E.A.E., Your last letter arrived here on the 17th of November and we have already answered it. As you can see, I do not have much to say.2 I hope you are all in good health, as are we. We have had a mild cold wave come down from Canada which has resulted for several days in temperatures around 5 degrees Fahrenheit, although nice and sunny. We have had hardly any snow. I have read that there has been civil unrest in Innsbruck and all over Austria, with fierce fïghting between police and insurrectionists. Hopefully it was all exaggerated. On the other side of this card is a picture of the St. Croix River, which is about a quarter mile from here by car. Well, the postal train should be arriving, so I had better stop. Many heartfelt greetings to all of you, Leo, Ida, Kenneth [Mader]."

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Corners somewhat dog-eared; several creases on lower half of the image

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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, 07/10/2018

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Donated July 10, 2018, by Kathryn Otto, St. Paul MN.

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[United States] : [Publisher not identified], [ca.1937]

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