Snow on Main Street, New Richmond, Wisconsin

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US ARC PH 2016.001.116

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Snow on Main Street, New Richmond, Wisconsin


  • 1917 (creation)


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

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A divided-back postcard that provides a view of Main Street in New Richmond, Wisconsin, showing large snow piles. On January 21 and 22 of 1917, west central Wisconsin received 9" of snow. The postmark is dated Apr 10 1917; mailed from New Richmond; green 1¢ Washington stamp. Text printed on verso: "Made by L. L. Cook, Lake Mills, Wisconsin" and "Sterling Quality" printed as the divider. While L.L. Cook may have "made" the postcard, on closer examination of the hand-written title area on the bottom of the snow pile beneath "Main St. New Richmond," it appears that "Sherman-Catlin Photo" was crossed out. Message: Addressed to Mr. Henry Frisk, Hayward, Wisconsin "4-15-17. Dear Brother, Just a line to let you know we are all well. Write me a card soon. How is this for snow. Love from Myrtle."

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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, 03/30/2016

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Purchased on eBay March 24, 2016, from Ostlie Archives in Decorah, IA

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Lake Mills, Wis. : L. L. Cook, 1917.

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