Main Street Ellsworth Wis looking east

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US ARC PH 2017.001.026

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Main Street Ellsworth Wis looking east



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Real-photo postcard with image of the Main Street in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, looking east. Businesses include the Brookshaw Livery, a dry goods/boot shop, and . A banner across the street in the far distance says "Base Ball, Ellsworth vs. [unreadable]." Numerous electric poles and lines are visible, as are numerous deciduous trees. The steet is dirt (unpaved). Postmark: Jun 14, [year is missing]; mailed from "Hudson & Ellsworth R.P.O." Message: Addressed to Miss Nellie W. Holmer, 310 Wilson St., Hamilton, Ont., Can. "Dear Cousin, Received your card. Hope this will reach you well, as it leaves us all at present. Hope you did not take fright at my photos will send you a larger one in the near futur[e]. Was wondering why you did not ans[wer] my letter so ans[wer] soon. I injoy [sic] your litters [sic] so much. By , ans[wer] to cousin Henry." Hanwritten in ink on recto: "You cannot see the whol[e] street. HFH."

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Silvering of much of the print; ink handwriting on front of photo

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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, 11/29/2017

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Purchased May 23, 2017, on eBay from Matchsets, Prescott AZ

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Ellsworth, Wis. : Lawrence Photo,

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