We shared the vintage postcard above on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page last Monday and invited our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. Does this view in this photo seem familiar to you? The photo is titled, “A Glimpse of Lake Champlain from Crater Club, Essex, NY.”
Given that the Crater Club was created by John Bird Burnham in the early 19oos we can surmise that the photo was taken after that point for the location to be labeled from the “Crater Club.”
The Crater Club’s roots can be traced back to a turn of the century yearning for simple, slow, rural escapes from frenetic urban living and working. Originally founded and developed in the early 1900s by naturalist John Bird Burnham as a summer retreat, The Crater Club attracted outdoorsy families who swam, sailed, hiked, played tennis, etc. in order to recharge and refresh themselves. Unlike the decadent Great Camps often found deep in the Adirondacks, early members favored modest, understated cottages. (Essex on Lake Champlain)
See what the community had to say about the photo below:
Steve Mckenna: I see Split Rock…
Jane Hurlburt Scaia: Memories
Ghislaine Shedd: I remember this! I lived in the lighthouse on Split Rock Point one summer….
Tell us what you think about the vintage postcard in the comments below? Does it invoke any memories for you?
- Vintage Postcard: Essex, NY from Lake Champlain (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Essex Bay (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: The Ross Mansion, Essex, NY (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)