Museum Notes 6-24-2020

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DUKE - March 13, 1910
This image of a lady sitting in a four wheeled horse drawn buggy with a folding top is one of 24 historic images used to make our fundraising quilt. The image is from a photographic postcard, which was all the rage back in the early 1900s. In fact, we have several photographic postcards in our collection. In 1903, Kodak created the No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak camera, which used postcard sized film, so people could take photographs and placed them onto postcards. In 1907, Kodak created a service called “real photo postcards.” This service allowed people to make postcards from any photograph they took, and not just the photographs taken on the No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak.

This photographic postcard was purchased by the museum on eBay in 2005. The seller purchased at auction a photo lot that included 25 photographic postcards of Canadian and sold those postcards individually. Written on the back of this photographic postcard is “Duke – March 13, 1910.” I’m assuming that Duke is the name of the horse and not the lady, but I could be wrong, wouldn’t be the first time. While we do know the date of the photograph, unfortunately, we do not know its location.

To purchase your raffle tickets to win the quilt, stop by, call, or go to our online store, The winner of the quilt raffle will be announced at the end of the day on July 4th.


Dr. Ronny Jackson, US House of Representative Candidate
On June 30th, come to the River Valley Pioneer Museum to meet retired United States Navy Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson, candidate for Texas’ 13th congressional district. Dr. Jackson will be at the museum from 3pm to 4pm to meet constituents, discuss his views on issues, and answer any questions you may have.

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