This chromolithographic postcard features a color image of three men riding horses. Each of the men wear hats, long-sleeve shirts, pants and boots. The horse the man in the center of the photograph is riding is attempting to buck its rider. It is standing vertically on its hind legs and its back is arched. The two men on the left and right watch. The man on the left has his back to the camera. There are people standing behind a fence in he distance. On the back of the postcard printed brown text reads [THIS SPACE FOR WRITING MESSAGES / POST / CARD / THIS SIDE SPACE FOR ADDRESSES]. Handwritten text on the left reads [Dear maml: John / will see by [illegible] / I am in Deadwood / I am attegting / Grand Lodge am / having a fine time / wish you was here / the scenery here is / just beatiful / Emma]. The text on the right reads [Mrs. John Horning / Penfield / Penn]. The green postage stamp in the top right corner features an image of Benjamin Franklin and resembles US currency. A stamp in the top center reads [DEADWOOD / MAY 20 / I- 30P / 1909 / S. DAK.].The American flag is stamped over the word [POST CARD].
The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.31.1a, 2011.174.31.1b, 2011.174.31.1c, 2011.174.31.1d, 2011.174.31.1e, 2011.174.31.1f, and 2011.174.31.1g.
Simeon Booker and Moses Newson recall their early careers in journalism at several African American newspapers. Newson remembers covering school desegregation cases in Clinton, Tennessee and Hoxie, Arkansas, for the Memphis Tri-State Defender. Booker discusses covering the Emmett Till murder and the integration of Little Rock High School for Jet. They both remember covering the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington.