Artifact of the Month
Postcards are usually a 4"x6" or a 5"x7" for sending a message by mail without an envelope, typically having a photograph or other illustration on one side. However, this artifact of the month is a panoramic photograph of Main St (north on the left; south on the right) and E Dewey Ave taken around 1911. These postcards (3 total) are 4"x27" (that's over 2 feet long!). All three postcards are of the same image. Two postcards are blank on the back. The third postcard has a long letter (from brother to his sister) written on the back of the postcard. The one without a letter on the back, you can clearly read it says "roll instead of folding for mail" as well as "published for Wilson 5 & 10c store".*
*Wilson's 5 & 10c store was located at 111 E Dewey. (see image below)
Sapulpa Historical Society has new blog series to be posted every Friday.
The new blog series, "Then and Now," has 4 segments to teach Creek County history.
First Friday's segment: 'Sapulpa Showcase' shares an artifact-of-the-month in the museum.
Second Friday's segment: 'Historical Highlight' tells a little tidbit about the town's history.
Third Friday's segment: 'Society Sights' shows a then-and-now image of a local business.
Fourth Friday's segment: 'Museum Moments' features life in the museum world.
Catch Sapulpa’s new blog series “Then and Now” every Friday right here !