Pictured is an aerial view of bustling New York City harbor. Various boats and ships ply the harbor in the foreground and midground, and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are visible in the background. Prominently featured is the famous sidewheeler, the General Slocum, which caught fire in 1904. [This was widely termed the biggest disaster to be visited upon New York City until 2001.] Other vessels include a tugboat towing a barge, a distant steamship and several other ships and sailboats. In the foreground is Fort Clinton Monument, a park, and several busy approaches to the harbor with numerous people and horse-drawn carriages. The card is annotated with several stars and handwritten notes indicating various landmarks: (S. liberty X, old castle garden now aquarium X, and -fireboat X) A star is drawn next to General Slocum as an indicator that this is the point of interest to which the main message refers. Written message on face of card: (This Steamer * is the General Slocum. Remember on the 15 of June 1904 so many lives were lost on it as it took fire. the whole city morned [sic] then + still hold memorial day each year. the city erected a monument in Luthern cemetry [sic] for the dear lost ones. When you come to N.Y. again we will go their [sic]. Love to all. Katie.)
Postal data: posted, postmarked [striped oval postmark at side; straight line postmark with numeral 1 within] (NEW YORK, N.Y., SEP 27, 330 PM, 1906; MANSFIELD, OHIO, SEP 28, 9 AM, 1906), stamp; Postcard type: undivided back; (This side for the Address.); Printing information: card number (D 86); Logo (POST CARD); Trademarks: (THE R CO.; SOL-ART PRINTS) within sun-like decorative circle printed in bottom left corner; Addressee (Miss Elizabeth Bonin, 232. So. Adams st., Mansfield, Ohio.); Benjamin Franklin one cent stamp facing front.
Digitized by Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College (CUNY). Front Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 790, Digital Imaging, Spring 2007: Juana Russo, Joanne Simone. Back Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 790, Digital Imaging, Spring 2007: Juana Russo
3.5 in. x 5.5 in.
The Rotograph Co., N.Y. City. (Germany.) [indicated on back only]
Waterways Post Card Collection of Thomas T. Surprenant: Hudson River