This postcard of Torger Peterson’s house in 1916, not long after it was built, was authored by Helen Peterson.
You might think, “Wow, that place must have been famous to have its own postcard,” but it’s actually an RPPC (Real photo postcard).
“In 1903 Kodak introduced the No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak. The camera, designed for postcard-size film, allowed the general public to take photographs and have them printed on postcard backs. They are usually the same size as standard vintage postcards (3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″). Also known by the acronym “RPPC”.
Kodak’s 3A camera pioneered in its use of postcard-size film but was not the only one to make Real Photo postcards. Many other cameras were used, some of which used old-fashioned glass plates that required cropping the image to fit the postcard format.” (Per Wikipedia.)
For those of you who can’t read second grade writing well, it reads . . .