Washington County Courthouse, Salem, Indiana
This is a real-photo card numbered H4H in the negative and marked on the back, "All rights reserved -- The L. L. Cook Co. Milwaukee". The L. L. Cook Co. published large numbers of real-photo views of Midwestern subjects, and regular printed postcards as well.
The cards in this series are identified by a number bracketed by the capital letter H. The cards in the series:
This card is postmarked August 9, 1966, and was mailed to me by a friend when I was in college, but the photograph was probably made a few years earlier -- I'm not an expert on cars, but the Chevrolet in the left foreground appears to be a 1963 model. On the other hand, the new Methodist Church card shows a building that was dedicated in 1962, which helps set a limit on the earliest date for the series. These are real-photo cards, but the paper doesn't show a standard back that might help date the cards. It is custom-imprinted for L. L. Cook Co.
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