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From my wife's grandfather. A group of postcards of Meskwaki Indians from the early 1900s in Tama, Iowa.
Can you date the car in this picture? They look like Kodak photos turned into postcards. All have the names of those in the photographs written on them. No other postcards have modern machinery, but a few have people dressed in "contemporary clothes" along with traditionally clothed people that discerning Shorpy-ites may be able to pin to date ranges. I will post them if there is interest. View full size.