This postcard shows a man and his wagon at the edge of a creek with only a narrow and very rocky path to ford the creek. He is surveying his situation while the team of horses stands in the edge water and the wagon remains still on the dry ground. The card is titled 2865 A rough road in the West.
The back is addressed and there is a message in pencil. The card has two 1907 postmarks. The sending mark is from Bluemound Kansas and the receiving postmark is Eureka Springs Arkansas. The sender has reversed the address and message fields. The left edge of the back shows that Adolph Selige was the publisher of the card and the card is marked Printed in Germany.
The message reads: October 23 Dear Ones at home I am at the farm Will be home as soon as I can The man is going to stay on the farm next year. R. H. Seaman.
GENEALOGY NOTE: Card is sent by R. H. Seaman to Alta Seaman in Eureka Springs Arkansas.