Take a look at this vintage postcard titled, “Sunrise on Lake Champlain, NY”. When do you think the postcard dates to? Likely before color photography began (or was common). Do you see anything identifiable about the landscape?
Here’s one guess from someone in the community:
Don Seauvageau: All messages had to be written on the front of the card until 1907. The reverse was for the address only until then. So likely this is pre-1907.
If we take a look at the back side of the postcard (seen below), we can see the stamped date looks to read June ’07 — that’s 1907. So that’s right on for the year it was mailed!
The line on the left of the back side also tells us that this postcard was published by The American News Company of New York.
I edited the image a bit to get rid of the aging, so the version below might be a bit closer to how the postcard originally appeared.
Do you have any thoughts to share about this old postcard? Please leave a comment below!
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