This cute RPPC was posted on Christmas Eve 1908 and took two days to get to its destination (stamped twice). This is C.J. Catlow reading a three page letter while lounging on studio grass. He sent a Merry Christmas note to another family member, Chester Leroy Catlow from Ephrata, Washington.
C.J. was at Elk Lake in Oregon (as hand written on the picture I edited out), and this was most likely taken at a studio nearby. The postcard was mailed from Salem.
Looking at the shells on his belt, he may have been on a hunting trip.
Digital restoration work titled Reading A Long Letter At Elk Lake, Oregon by Caroline C. Ryan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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