The "Emerson" was destroyed by flood waters at Ronco, Fayette County, Pennsylvania on the Monongahela River. Other information included with the photograph, "Property of W. F. Snowden, Box 191 Mt Morris, Pa."
Information inscribed on the back includes "This is a view of the main part of the city. . . The man on there [far right and not identified] is the one who took these views . . . On the hill where he is standing are located the finest residences in the city . . . Seven years ago it was a farm. . . ". See the original postcard for the remaining correspondence.