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Reading a long letter at Elk Lake, Oregon

RPPC. Private Collection.

1908 C.J Catlow at Elk lake, Oregon. RPPC. Private Collection.

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.

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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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