What can you tell us about the scene on this old postcard? Where is it? Have you been there? When do you think it dates to?
Here is what the community had to say:
Alice Pettersen: Seen this many times in my lifetime!
According to the caption along the top of the postcard this is an aerial shot of Camp of the Pines in Willsboro, NY with Vermont and the Four Brothers Islands on Lake Champlain in the distance. The back side of the postcard shown below gives us a bit more information:
The description of the camp on the back of the postcard reads:
CAMP-of-the-PINES, Willsboro, NY
“Where Lake Champlain is at its Best”
Single rooms to private cottages
with Central Dining Room
Modern Appointments — Sports
Private Sand Beach
There is also a message on the back from someone saying they’re having a “wonderful time here” — presumably at this camp? The stamped date looks to read August 8, 1956. So it’s safe to assume this camp was in operation then. Do you know more about it? When was it built? Does it still exist — perhaps as someones home or private camp now? Where exactly is it in Willsboro?
Do you have any thoughts to share about this old postcard? Please leave a comment below!
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