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This color printed postcard features a green ink illustration of a longhorn steer mounted on a board. A photographic portrait of a man is on the left and right side of the illustration. Both photos are headshots of their head and shoulders. An illustration of a purple airplane is at the bottom of the card. Green ink text and purple ink text is on the front of the card. Typewriter typed print is on the back of the card.
4"x 5" photographic postcard
Abilene (Kan.), Dickinson (Kan.), Clay Center (Kan.), Marshals, Air mail service, Postal service, Reproductions
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"Postcard: Compliments of Branch 1451, United National Association of P.O. Clerks, Abilene, Kansas" (1938). Tim Johnson Postcard Collection. 616.
Compliments of Branch 1451 United National Ass'n of P.O. Clerks, Abilene, Kansas, 100% U.N A. P. O. C. Office. Abilene, Kansas In Frontier Days "The Wildest Cow-Town In The World" From 1867 to 1871 millions of "Texas Longhorns" were driven hundreds of miles to Abilene, at that time the end of the railway and civilization, for shipment to Eastern markets. Tom Smith - First Marshal of Abilene. Died in action, a martyr to the law. Deserted by aids, he was shot and beheaded by outlaws. "Wild Bill" Hickok - Noted Frontier Scout and Abilene's second marshal. Quick of mind, quicker on the trigger, "he always got his man." The above reproduction was printed on the Abilene Kansas, 20th anniversary of AIR MAIL FLIGHT envelopes Post Office Clerks, Clay Center, Kansas.