The Old and The New. Where the Rochester and Eastern Rapid Railway... [portion of front caption]
Front caption reads: "The Old and The New." [top of card]; "Where the Rochester and Eastern Rapid Railway tracks cross the Erie Canal. The Erie Canal when first built and for some time after, was the only means of transportation aside from the highways, across New York state." [bottom of card]. Three draft animals - a horse and two mules - are pulling a barge along Erie Canal; overhead, a single green train car crosses the bridge spanning the canal and the towpath. People on the train and writing on side of the train are indiscernible.
Postal data: posted, postmarked [striped oval postmark] (VAN ETTEN N.Y., JAN 14, 1909, 4 PM); stamp; Postcard type: undivided back [divided by hand-drawn interrupted line] (THIS SIDE IS FOR THE ADDRESS ONLY); Printing Information: card number (5479); Logo (POST CARD) in stylized lettering; Written message [written sideways] (Dear Helen, We got home alright and liked our couch very much. France has had the sore throat one since we got home. Mamma thought the pictures were very nice Louise Daly); Written note (4.50 [indiscernible] 5.00 [crossed out] Erie canal); Addressee (Mrs. K. M. Walker, Wellsburg, N.Y.).
Digitized by Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College (CUNY). Front Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 790, Digital Imaging, Fall 2006: Croker, Kure; Rev. by S. Savage, 7/07. Back Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 790, Digital Imaging, Fall 2006: Croker, Kure; Rev. by S. Savage, 7/07
3.5 in. x 5.5 in.
Published by The Rochester News Company, Rochester N. Y. U. S. A.. Leipzig, Dresden [indicated on back only]
Waterways Post Card Collection of Thomas T. Surprenant: Erie Canal