It’s not a scene in Essex, but near by at Westport Bay on Lake Champlain—check out the steamer Vermont on the lake! I enjoy seeing those cresting waves coming toward the beach and around the ship. This doesn’t look quite like a photograph—or is it—what would you say it is?
Did you recognize the location in the image (before noting the captions)? What do you know about this ship? We’ve shared several other postcards featuring it in the past. Take a look here at our Vermont Steamer Archives.
The back side of the postcard is pretty unique—at least compared to the vintage postcards we have shared in the past. Take a look below:
There is a date on the back side, “May 19th 1898”, but I believe that is associated with whatever act was passed in congress and not concerning the date the postcard was published. Although of course it does tell us this postcard was published after that date.
On the front of the postcard, on right-hand side, is the credit line, which tells us the postcard was “Made in Germany for C.E. Smith, Wesport-on-Lake-Champlain.”
Do you have any thoughts to share about this old postcard? Please leave a comment below!
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