I chose these two postcards to show here because I thought the messages on the back were interesting.
The first postcard is signed by artist Cobb X. Shinn and is © Commercial Colortype company. No series name or number is listed on the back. It is postmarked in Milwakee, Wisconsin on Nov. 7, 1916 which was election day. Claude wrote on Tues Eve.:
Am feeling pretty good tonite. Am studying then shall go down town to get election returns.
How is everything? Would like to come home this week. Ed expects to go home too. Will phone if anything turns up.
The second postcard is not signed by the artist, but it is similar to ones that are signed by Witt. On the back is printed "No. 2153, 10 des. FORD COMICS." It is a message from Carl written in July from Watertown, South Dakota:
A line to let you know that I am feeling fairly well and have a good job up here. I can see a good ball game every day if I want to. Got a dividend check from Oklahoma today. tell you about it later and see you when I get back to Mankato.
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