Postcard of the Kaw Flooding

Dublin Core

Title

Postcard of the Kaw Flooding

Subject

Kansas River (Kan.) -- Flood -- 20th century

Description

Postcard with two black and white photographs of the Kaw flooding and Carl Kurz on the front. The photograph of the Kaw flooding is printed on the majority of the postcard and is looking north across the river. On the left side of the photograph is the bridge with a large crowd of people standing on it, there is also a crowd of people standing on the back along the river. The photograph on the left features Carl Kurz, a young man in a swimsuit standing proudly with his hands behind his back. A white border is around the outside edges of both photographs. A note is written on the back to Mr. Elon Graves in Osceola, Iowa from Amy in Lawrence, Kansas. Note states that the man on the front of the postcard (Carl Kurz) swam up the river and past the dam without stopping. Postmarked July 6, 1908. Information on when and where the postcard was acquired is on the back, 5/28/1999 from KCPS. Note: Carl Kurz was featured in a Lawrence Daily Journal article in the the June 15, 1908 paper for swimming up the river.

Creator

Unknown, Amy

Source

Fitzpatrick-Postma Collection

Publisher

Unknown

Date

7/6/1908

Contributor

Fitzpatrick, Charline
Postma, Sally
Carttar, Rosalea
Carttar, Peter

Rights

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Format

Still Image

Language

English

Type

Postcard

Identifier

6_Motels_to_River_Ice(cp_140a)
6_Motels_to_River_Ice(cp_140b)

Coverage

Kansas River
Lawrence, Kan.
7/6/1908
5/28/1999

Abstract

Postcard with two black and white photographs of the Kaw flooding and Carl Kurz on the front. Acquisition information on the back. Note written on the back.

Date Modified

7/6/1908

Is Part Of

Album 6: Motels to River Ice

Medium

Photograph
Print
Drawing

Provenance

Acquired by Sally Postma on May 28, 1999.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

5 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Files

6_Motels_to_River_Ice(cp_140a).jpg
6_Motels_to_River_Ice(cp_140b).jpg

Citation

Unknown, Amy, “Postcard of the Kaw Flooding,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed October 21, 2017, http://digdgcohistory.omeka.net/items/show/467.

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