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Object Name Postcard
Object ID 2014.047.194
Collection John L. Freeman Family Photograph Collection
Summary Postcard, featuring black and white photograph depicting (left to right) Lena Freeman Ragan, a young Horace Smith Ragan, Jr., and Martha Elizabeth Haworth holding Elizabeth Ragan Poston in her lap. All are dressed in early 20th century bathing costumes. The two women, Lena and Martha, are seated and wear knee-length dresses, stockings, slippers, and caps. The children wear sleeveless jumpers and are barefoot. Not addressed or postmarked. Printed on reverse is "ABANANZA STUDIOS / Atlanta Ga & Wrightsville Beach N. C. / Fotos Anything - Anywhere - Anytime". The author of the inscription on reverse is probably Martha Elizabeth Haworth.

Transcription of message handwritten in ink on reverse:
Dear Cousins this is one site I never once thought of seeing or sending out I wish you were here to see the sight [Lena?] thee ought to see the stile we see nothing but water [?] stile men & women in bathing look like so many rats love to all M. H[?]
Date Ca. 1913
Medium Paper
People Haworth, Martha Elizabeth
Poston, Elizabeth Bradley Ragan
Ragan, Horace Smith, Jr.
Ragan, Lena Alvira J. Freeman
Credit Line Gift of Robert Ragan Poston, Jr.