Every Monday we share an image on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. We shared another old stereoview image last week. Do you like this one? We discovered this image in the digital collections of the New York Public Library.
This may be a difficult one to identify — do you recognize the site pictured in this old steroeview? Share your guesses and what you know! Here’s what the community already had to say:
Dianne Lansing: Just a guess…Grog Harbor?
Scottie Ginn: Right around there if not exactly there…
Tom Warner: Here is my guess. Has to be looking North and my guess right around where the old town beach was across from Tarts?
Frank Bertino: How about the Green Frog Camp in Essex?
See the back of the stereoview below where you can see the label which reads: “Lewis Ore-beds – Lewis Patent – Lake Champlain, Essex, Co. NY.”
The land is identified as called the “Lewis Patent” (named for Robert Lewis who was granted the land in 1789) and some research tells me that it was located on Split Rock Mountain land. Do you think that’s part of the mountain in the background?
You can learn more about the history of ore mining and that area by clicking here.
What is a Stereoview?
You may be wondering – just what is a stereoview? Historically, photographers once produced these double image cards to be used with a stereo viewer. The stereoview card was inserted into the device, and when looked through it gave the appearance of 3-D.
Share Your Essex Artifacts
If you want to share your old photos of Essex (or brochures; postcards; menus; tickets; any artifact) on the blog please email us at editor [AT] essexonlakechamplain [DOT] com.
- Vintage Postcard: Serene Boat Scene (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Postcard: Schuyler Island (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Sherwood Inn Waterfront (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Cannon Point Bay (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Gem of the Lake (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)