Every Monday we share an image on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. The beautiful color postcard above we shared with the public last week.
We haven’t often have older color images to share, and the image coincidentally received some praise related to that:
Pat Boutilier: Nice colors.—Rdy.
Have you ever seen this postcard before? The rowboat is serenely floating surrounded by beautiful vegetation. Do you recognize the scene depicted on the postcard? Or perhaps it’s just a generic scene of our region in spring/summer? What do you think?
We did receive one suggestion as to the location:
Dianne Lansing: It could be the mouth of the Boquet….from the ‘used-to-be dam to the lake.
What do you think? That seems like it might be the right place to me.
If you look at the back of the postcard (to the right) you can see that it was sent on August 4, 1954. That dates the image to that year or prior. It’s wonderful to see how well those colors have held up for at least 61 years…
The tiny text down the center of the backside also tells us the company that created the postcard. It’s part of a series called “Tichnor Quality Views” published by Tichnor Bros. Inc. from Boston, Mass.
Any thoughts to share? Please leave a comment!
Share Your Essex Artifacts
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- Vintage Postcard: The Crater Club (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Sherwood Inn Waterfront (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Postcard: Schuyler Island (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Gem of the Lake (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Ship on Whallons Bay (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Whallonsburg Covered Bridge (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Essex Regatta (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)