View of narrow section of Black River Canal in Rome, N.Y., with a lockhouse (by the lock) and trees on one side of the canal; a towpath on the other side; farther away houses separated by railing and partially covered with a line of trees. A bridge - possibly railroad bridge - arches over the water in the near-distance. Above slightly cloudy skies. Two people are standing in front of the lockhouse, where a grassy pathway leads up. Trees in the left foreground with their reflection visible in the water. Printing information: card number (215278) [indicated on front only]
Postal data: posted, postmarked [wavy postmark with letters I & D] (ROME, N.Y., AUG 8, 7-AM, 1912); stamp; Postcard type: divided back [solid line] (Address Only); Logo: (POST CARD) in stylized lettering; No written message; Addressee: (P A Drake, Sidney, Del Co, NY); Inscription in lower right corner: 5- [handwritten in pencil, presumably a reference to the price of the postcard].