Interesting that the writing on the front of the street car is backwards.
I see that now on Ambulances.
I noticed that too. The streetcar looks like it was doctored into the photo and from a flip flopped negative.
There were a lot of postcards of small towns published during that era that include a streetcar pasted in the photo when a street car system never actually existed.
The population of Rolfe, Iowa was 954 in 1910.
I noticed the rails for the street car are not noticeable.
Also, the wires that power the streetcar appear to be drawn with a pencil.
So the street car was wishful thinking.
Did they have a Community Development Director back then?
I wonder what was in that direction that they are all looking at?
A man with a camera? ;-)
Here's another shot of that street. No tracks, no wires, no cars, and only two people. Most of the cars in the street car photo look pasted in as does the drug store sign. Looks like an attempt to draw people to a dead town or to sell more post cards or both. Erik made a good point about the low population.