It’s time for another vintage Essex, NY, image! This is the third in a series of stereoviews that we have recently acquired. Do you recognize this Essex bay?
We shared this photo last week on our Facebook page, and here are a few of the responses:
Steve Mckenna: Whallons bay.Mark Kupperman: Second vote for Whallon’s bay, from what used to be the town beach? Is that building part of original Barracks?George Davis: Or perhaps a bit further north?Steve Mckenna: Ha! That was my second [guess]
I have read that this northern Essex harbor was once-upon-a-time referred to as Blood’s Bay or some such similarly sanguine moniker. Do you know of another other names this bay has been called throughout the years?
Given other historic photographs from early in the 20th century it appears that the timbers in the foreground of this stereoview were part of a pier near the present day ferry dock and the “barn” in the distance was most likely located near Sandy Point. This is more apparent in another stereroview shot from the opposite perspective which we’ll share online soon.
Do you know anything more about this image’s scene? Agree or disagree with our perspective of this waterfront site? Share your knowledge and insights below in the comments!
What is a Stereoview?
If this is the first of our shared stereoview images that you’re viewing, then you may be wondering– just what is a stereoview? Historically, photographers produced these double image cards to be used with a stereo viewer. The device gave the appearance of 3-D when you looked through it, hence the mirroring images for each eye to create the illusion.
We hope you’re enjoying these vintage images! Keep your eyes on the Essex on Lake Champlain blog for more.
- Vintage Stereoview: Wilder House (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Stereoview: Noble Clemons House (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- 1958 Vintage Ferry Brochure (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Essex-Charlotte Steam Ferry Brochure (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)