SOUTH SIDE. RTAINING WALL. BVILLE GARDNER & DAVIS [handwritten front caption]
A sepia postcard featuring the South Side Retaining [sic] Wall. The postcard seems to be capturing preparations for the construction of a possible canal as shown by the trestles supporting the sides of the embankment. A wide ditch houses countless rocks, small puddles of water, and piles of lumber. An industrial townscape is visible on the left and far right of the postcard. Wires from utility poles run across the site. On the left of the embankment, trees grow and on the right of them a water tower is prominent in the far distance.
Postal data: posted, postmarked (BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y., Jan 26, 1909, 11:30 AM), Postcard type: divided back (CORRESPONDENCE HERE; NAME AND ADDRESS HERE) [solid line]; (Address Only); Logo (POST CARD); Written message: (Biville, N.Y., January 25, 1909, Dear Edna, I was up at my Mother Sun night, all well, got home at 900 o'clock late, [indiscernible] tell Donald when he comes home Thurs, to come down to the shop, hope you are all well, write, love to all Yours [indiscernible] #); Addressee: Mrs. Edna Moyer, Kenwood, N.Y. Wm Warmuth.
Digitized by Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College (CUNY). Front Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 790, Digital Imaging Fall 2008: Diana Brewster; Felicia M. Denzer; Rev. by C. Perry 12/08. Back Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 790, Digital Imaging Fall 2008: Diana Brewster; Felicia M. Denzer; Rev. by C. Perry, 12/08
3.5 in. x 5.5 in.
Gardner & Davis [indicated on front only]
Waterways Post Card Collection of Thomas T. Surprenant: Erie Canal