The second post card I’m going to post is my favorite from my personal collection, a picture of Ramsey, Main Street from 1908.
What makes it my favorite is both the image of Main Street at the time, a dirt road with buildings such as the John Y. Dater building clearly visible (still there today, but minus the clock tower damaged by fire) and the message on the post card:
We have a sick cow with fever. Dr. F is here now, she is as good as dead. John and I was to Jennie yesterday with the new horse. He is all right. - Ellen H.
The cards with messages reflecting life at the time are the really interesting ones.
And Dr. F? Likely Dr. John B. Finch, a veterinarian who lived in the home at the corner of Main Street and Arch Street that included stables and a barn at the time.
He was also our first mayor.
The postcard was published by Stern, Brooklyn NY.