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Title: Postcard of CHARLES W. MORGAN and PLATINA whalers

Accession Number: 2009.22.8
Category: POSTCARD
Type: postcards
Place: USA, MA, New Bedford
Date: before 1826
Materials: paper
Description: Postcard; Postcard of CHARLES W. MORGAN and PLATINA whalers; From the Eduard Stackpole Collection; postcard with a hand-colored, photographic image of both the CHARLES W. MORGAN and PLATINA, docked at a pier in New Bedford, MA. printed on the front; printed at top of front side of postcard "CHARLES W. MORGAN AND PLATINA WHALERS AT PIER, NEW BEDFORD, MA."; back of postcard is divided down the center into two sides; printed running down the center dividing line reads "TICHNOR QUALITY VIEWS"; printed at the top of this center divider in a circle around the letters "TB" reads "MFD BY/ CAMBRIDGE, MASS."; printed along side edge of left half of postcard back reads "PUB. BY THE METZ SPECIALTY CO., NEW BEDFORD, MASS."; printed along the top of the left side of back of postcard reads "THIS SPACE FOR WRITING MESSAGES"; handwritten on the left half of the postcard back reads "still on our/ way as you will/ see some ride/ today/ Had + Louise"; handwritten in pencil below reads "Presented by/ Michael Ryan", and in ink below that "55,840"; printed along top of right side of postcard back reads "118924/ POST/ CARD/ THIS SPACE FOR ADDRESSES ONLY"; handwritten in area for addresses on back of postcard "Mr + Mrs H.A. Derry/ 75 Adams St/ Tufts College/ Mass" and in pencil at the very bottom "639 Pri?tan Ave, Meridian"; upper right hand corner of postcard back has a postcard stamp, cancelled, which is red in color and features a side profile image of George Washington; printed on the postage stamp is "UNITED STATES POSTAGE/ WASHINGTON/ 2 CENTS 2"; stamped in black ink by US postal service over top center of back of postcard "NEW BEDFORD/ SEP1/ 130 AM/ 1926/ MASS".

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