I’m beginning the planning process for a documentary about the letters of Dear Mister Ward.
I hope to locate descendants and relatives of the folks who wrote the letters and visit the places from there they were sent.
As part of the project I would love to track down some photos of the towns from the 1930s and early 40s.
I’m in the process of contacting historical societies, local museums, etc but I thought there might be photos still in private hands that could be useful as well.
If you have any such photos I’d love to hear from you. I plan to offer a licensing fee for photos that are used in the film. You can reach out through contact page or through the facebook page.
Here’s a list of the towns. Some of them were listed incorrectly in the copies of the letters I have but I’m pretty sure I’ve identified the correct towns at this point.
Wessington, SD | Blue Grass, ND | Florence, SD | Deer River, MN | Woodstock, WI | Alfred, ND | Randall, WI | Watertown, SD | Fall Creek, WI | St Paul Park, MN | Coleraine, MN | Minto, ND | Great Falls, MT | Rice Lake, WI | Mound City, SD | Lincoln, CA | Starbuck, MN | Granite Falls, MN | Missoula, MT