I believe the image on the front of this postcard may be a drawing? What do you think? You can click on it to enlarge to better see the details.
The image is titled “The Crater Club, Essex, NY.” Recognize this place? What can you tell us about it — have any stories to share? What has changed?
Here’s a couple comments the community already shared:
Dianne Lansing: It is the Crater Club clubhouse. They used to serve meals there; camps didn’t have kitchens. Many local ladies were employed there.
Matt C. Morian: I remember pulling the roller over the clay tennis courts — hated doing that as a kid in the mid 50’s.
Have any of your own stories to share? Please do so in the comments!
Take a look at the back side of the postcard below. The credit line in the center tells us that the postcard was published for Alexander’s News Room of Essex, and it was published by C.W. Hughes & Co., Inc. or Mechanicville, NY.
The postage shows us it was mailed on June 20, 1939. The postage stamp also reads “Crater Club” along the top — does that mean that the club had it’s own Post Office at that point?
Share Your Essex Artifacts
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- Vintage Postcard: The Crater Club (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
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- Vintage Postcard: Sherwood Inn Waterfront (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Stereoview: Outdoor Group Portrait (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Crater Club (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Hillcrest Cabins (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)