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SD Postcard Collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 8535 B
Identifier: H2001-053

Content Description

This collection consists of five postcards of South Dakota views including Sioux Falls, Yankton, Canton and Marion. The images date to around 1910.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1910s


0.1 Cubic Feet


Concrete bridge, Eighth Street, Sioux Falls, postmarked July 11, 1913. Addressed to someone in Turner County. There has been a tear on the reverse of the postcard, which removed several words. “Dear Sis, ___ your card was glad____from you. I will try and get a job for you____I can’t let you know___week ____ ____ for _____time to do it and ___get Mary one too if she wants one but then you’ll have to come to if I get you a job. We’ll drop you a card when I have your jobs. Will try and look for some this afternoon. So long. We will call you up Sunday for your job. Don’t know about Mary though. WNAX in Yankton, no postmark. “This is on the Howard Magorian farm. Gurney’s bought the farm and fixed it all up. This is the new power- house. Its’ some place and a beauty spot, have a sprinkler system in use and certainly is pretty. All these trees and grass was planted this spring.” Congregational Church, Yankton, postmarked March 23, 1915. Addressed to Miss Ells Ortmann at Lambert Montana. “Am in Yankton, hope you are well. Having fine weather here now. Suppose you were glad to see Bertha.” Harry Court House, Canton, postmarked June, 11, 1909. Addressed to Alfred Young, 344 E 10, Portland, OR. “Dear Nephew, Ralph received your letter and you wanted some post cards of Canton and he is such a poor hand to send cards so I will try and send some. We are all well. With love from Aunt Lola.” Public School, Marion, postmark is unreadable. Addressed to Mrs. Julius Ortmann at Dolton, S.D. “ Hello Mamma- I was over to Dr. Hofer’s and they telephoned in that he should come out to our farm. One of the men got hurt very badly. I wonder who it is. But I will find out. Your Daughter, Bertha.”