When do you think this postcard dates to? What can you tell us about the steamers featured on the front?
If you can’t tell at first glace there are two ships featured in the postcard, and although their names are present along the sides of each steamer the title definitively identifies them if you cannot make those out. It reads: “Steamers Ticonderoga and Vermont on Lake Champlain.”
The postcard likely dates to the early 1900s as that is when both ships were in operation on the lake. Both had ceased operating on the lake by sometime in the 1950s. The Ticonderoga ended up at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, and I believe that the Vermont sank.
You can take a look at the back side of the postcard to the right. Not much information there, but it does tell us the publisher along the left side: “Published by Chas. W. Hughes, Mechanicville, NY.” The line along the center reads” “C.T. American Art.”
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