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This color printed postcard features an illustration of a landscape of two story house with a landscaped yard. A lane to the house is in the foreground. Printed text and a calendar print of the month of January 1912 is on the right side of the card. Printed text and handwriting are on the back of the card.
4"x 5" photographic postcard
La Crosse (Kan.), Rush County (Kan.), Jewelry, Advertisements, Eyeglasses, Landscapes, Calendars--1910-1920
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Holmes, Cecelia, "Postcard: Wakefield, Birthplace of Washington" (1912). Tim Johnson Postcard Collection. 741.
"By her who in this month is born, No gems but garnets shall be worn; They will insure her constancy, True friendship and fidelity." - "Happy New Year" Can Be Made Happier Still With Gifts from Our Store. - KENNEDY'S Artistic Jewelry, Optical Work Cut Glass, Art China, Etc. La Crosse, Kansas Wakefield, Birthplace of Washington. Once, ah! once within these walls, One whom memory oft recalls - The Father of his Country dwelt. - Longfellow. Wakefield was the name given the grant of land secured by Washington's great-grand-father in 1667. It included about one thousand acres along the Potomac, between Pope and Bridge's creeks, in Westmoreland county, Virginia. The house was the typical settler's home of the period, comprising four rooms of fair size on the first floor, with a loft above. It is supposed that the house was bought with the estate and was consequently quite old when Washington was born. The old home was accidentally burned in April, 1735, catching fire from burning dead leaves in the garden. A stone monument now marks the spot. A Series of Twelve Little Journeys to the Birth-places and Homes of Famous Americans. Cecelia Holmes Rush Center, Kans