Residence scene, Osceola, Wisconsin

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US ARC PH 2011.008.009

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Residence scene, Osceola, Wisconsin


  • 1908 (creation)


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

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Real-photo postcard with image of a Victorian home on a dirt street with a hitching post, located in Osceola, Wisconsin. Date from postmark: Sep 4, 1908; mailed from Osceola, Wisconsin; green 1ยข Franklin "Gingerbread" stamp. Handwritten on recto of card: Osceola, Wisconsin, Sep. 3 - '08. Message: Addressed to Mrs. J.S. Holloway, Koshkonong Mo. "My dear Sister, Yours recd. Was very glad to hear from you. I'm going to Minneapolis tomorrow. Will visit old [] Heirmeyer who is visiting her daughter []ssie. I don't think of staying long - its very cool and delightfully pleasant up here, but with all that, I am not at all well, just one of my spells [] had sick head Sunday awful - & my stomach was as usual fine. back am want to send several cards. So will say good bye. __ writes all is o.k. at fair. Not heard from Bruce. Love to all. L."

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Photo has some silvering on the tree along right side.

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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 (Sarah Adams, intern), 12/03/2012

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Purchased May 11, 2011, on eBay from farmergeorge3157.

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[Wisconsin] : [Privately printed?], 1908.

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