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This color postcard features two young African American children seated on the steps of a cabin with an elderly African American man seated on a bench beside them. The children are waring short pants and pageboy caps. The man is wearing long pants, a reddish brown shirt, a gray jacket and a pillbox style hat. The title in the lower left corner reads "Once Upon a Time" and the initials "J. H. B." are written in the lower right corner. The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard, part of the "Sunny South" series and provides publisher information as well as indication for address placement. A green one cent postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked Dubuque, Iowa, November 11, 1906. The card is addressed to Master Harrey Bradley in Dubuque, Iowa.
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