Frequently we share a different historical or vintage image on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. This time a scene from outside of Essex…
Take a look at the most recent we shared above! When do you think this vintage postcard dates? Recognize any landmarks? Do you recognize where it is? (Before you saw the caption!)
The caption reads: “Ausable River running into Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh, NY.” I wouldn’t necessarily have recognized which river this was or where exactly it was going into the lake. I don’t think there are any landmarks that really identify it as a certain river mouth on Lake Champlain.
I would say that this is a painting—I don’t think it is a color photograph, unless it’s a stylized one? What do you think?
Obviously it’s meant to depict an early autumn scene. Though I’m not sure how old this postcard is. You can see the back side of it down below and it was never sent. The postage was only one cent, so this is obviously an older postcard.
Do you have any other thoughts to share? Please leave a comment below!
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