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Catalog Number X1975.24.08
Object Name Letter
Artist Clarke, John L. (1881-1970)
Dimensions H-7.75 W-9.625 inches
Medium Ink / Paper
Foundry Profile logo and J.L Clarke
Date 1936
Notes One-page illustrated letter. Right half of obverse (i.e. the first page) has the following text: "Mr. and Mrs. Peanut / Shelby, Mont. / Glacier Park Montana / Feb 20 1936 / Dear Friends: Thanking you both very much for Joyce to get (drawing of a heart) valentine candy[.] I carved a big drawing of a goat and sent to Great Northern President last New Year. It is still cold low ze[r]o about a month. The road after open by (drawing of a snow plow) I.E.C.W. boys plowed the snow out of the road here from their camping cabins to Browning[.] Why don't you come here with your car sometimes. Are you still plow cleaning on the highway at Browning from Shelby? A man from Great Falls with his new DeSoto car here two weeks ago. I told him that he sent me [drawing] this is battlery[.] In Spring March when weather is fine will go fishing with you." On the reverse is a series of four drawings. The one in the upper left depicts three men - "Gene," "John," and "Mr. Peanut slipped down in the snow" walking from a car down a snowy embankment to a lake which is labeled "This is the first lake all ice. The third scene, upper right, shows "Peanut you Fish Big" and Gene pulling on a fishing line and "John get rope in hurrying." The fourth scene, bottom right, depicts John returning to the two men with a rope trailing from the car. The left half of the obverse (back page when folded) shows two scenes. The top drawing depicts a huge fish strapped to the side of the car. This drawing is captioned "They go home. Peanut, are you pride of Big-Big-Big fish alse Walen Lucky?"