REAL PHOTOGRAPH POSTCARD TAKEN BY BOAG of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Osage County, September 15, 1915. This photograph has a hand written message in period handwriting explaining the extent of the flood damage looking south on Osage Street. Like most disasters the damage happens in a few minutes or hours. Oklahoma's history has the great droughts and the great floods interspersed through out its history. In response to this vulnerability of the weather, Oklahoma had a governor that built more lakes and more dams to make sure the excess water flowed into the newly built lakes. This approach has worked for most of the last 40 years. Pawhuska is the tribal headquarters of the Osage Indian Nation and in the background you can see a building (on the left) with the name Pawhuska on it's side
CONDITION: Good to fair, the top left corner is bent, the other corners and edges show light wear and handling. There are some light scratches on the surface, not sure if they were on negative or not. Card is clearly postmarked in Pawhuska and dated. The handwriting is in pencil and there are two colored number notations on the back. Original stamp is intact.
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Real Photo Postcard Oklahoma Flood 1915 by Boag
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