We found a couple of vintage Nome postcards at an antique store not too long ago, including a postcard of the now-abandoned Nome School in Barnes County which we snapped on a whim while passing through Nome in 2005.
We had to make some guesses on this card due to the handwriting — This postcard was sent on September 24th, 1919 from Laura Sigurdson to Miss Signe Bratt (who was a teacher herself in Northfield) in Lawton, North Dakota. It reads as follows:
Did you think I had forgotten you entirely? Oh no. Am teaching here at Nome, 1st grade, and like it fine. How are you anyway? Do you hear from [name illegible]? Where is she? Send me her address will you? Please write me [illegible] soon and tell me all about yourself. Yours forever, Laura Sigurdson.
In the same box of postcards, we also found this unmailed, undated postcard of Farmers State Bank in Nome.
Some dapper looking gentlemen right there.
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Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota. @NorthDakotaTroy