The letter on the flip side of this post card will be part of what will be used for a down the road column, but I thought I'd post it here while I'm working on a translation of the back.
The postcard was most likely written in 1874 and was written by John Ufkes of Basco, Illinois.
The card was addressed to his brother-in-law Herman Harms. One has to love how the name of the town and county are spelled. Harms obviously got the letter and apparently kept it when he moved to Nebraska in the 1880s.
This postcard and a letter from John's wife written in the 1880s will be discussed in an upcoming column....which I'm really excited about.