The caption on this undated postcard suggests that it shows the ruins of American Fur Company’s trading post at Fond du Lac, but it is actually the ruins of the home of Michael and Emily Chambers. (More on that in the comments.)
The postcard appears to have not been mailed but perhaps was somehow hand-delivered. There is no postmark, but it has a written message on the back. The intended recipient is B. Clifford Ticknor of Dunkirk, N.Y.
The message reads:
Am having a fine time; no bad weather so far. You can give this to [Mamma?] for her collection if you don’t want it. Will have lots to tell you about when I get home.
The signature initials are G.T.R.
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