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[Letter from the Jacksonian Optical College to Edith Wilson Sutherlin, February 11, 1913]

Description: Letter from the Jacksonian Optical College to Edith Wilson Sutherlin, on February 11, 1913, informing her that they believe her to have a clear understanding of optics, and reminding her of a diploma fee that must be paid before they can forward her diploma to her.
Date: February 11, 1913
Creator: Jacksonian Optical College
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[Postcard of Chicago World's Fair Fountain by Night]

Description: Postcard of a fountain lit by many soft colors. The back of the postcard adds, "Magnificent lighting effects in five colors - green, red, amber, blue, and white - will make the spectacle unlike everything else in the world. 40 feet high and 200 feet wide, at the south end three single high sprays about the dome throw water 75 feet into the air." The message on the back reads, "Do wish you + Mamie could come to see the fair. It is worth seeing I think. I have spent three days there all day and am not there seeing it. Lacy is learning to send King love with me as he hasn't any girl in view. S. W." The postcard is addressed to "Mr. Carrol Ward, Texas Ice Co. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 21, 1934
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Michigan Boulevard Entrance of The Blackstone in Chicago]

Description: Postcard of a marble entryway leading to a staircase with a golden handrail on the left and two more staircases leading to a lower level on either side of three statues. The letter on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Beaumont, Texas, McFaddin Ave."
Date: May 20, 1914
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of New Post Office Building in Chicago]

Description: Postcard of a large white complex with an orange domed roof and American flag flying from the top. The letter on the back of the postcard is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFadden Beaumont, Tex."
Date: September 5, 1911
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Washington Park in Chicago]

Description: Postcard of four boats paddled by men dressed in white shirts under a wooden bridge. The scene is described as "Showing Rustic Bridge in one of the city's most beautiful parks. Located on the South Side and containing 371 acres." The letter is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1141 Third Ave. Huntington, West Va."
Date: August 16, 1908
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Recruitment Card]

Description: Recruitment card belonging to Edgar Brown Sutherlin. It reads: "U. S. Naval Recruiting Station, 1421 Masonic Temple, Chicago, Ill. No. 241. Name: Sutherlin, E. B. Rate: Landsman for Training. Date: APR 3 - 1902." Sutherlin signed the back of the card.
Date: April 3, 1902
Creator: Naval Regional Contracting Center (U.S.)
Item Type: Text
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family