Drawing of a canal boat full of passengers being pulled along the Erie Canal by an animal team with people along the shore watching the boat pass; "Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission Official Post Card NO 47" printed on the upper left corner; Trademarks: letters F, C, C, and H printed around a circle conaining the letter C printed on the lower left corner; drawing of a tiller wheel printed on the lower right corner.
Postal data: unmarked, unposted (PLACE STAMP HERE, UNITED STATES CUBA CANADA AND MEXICO ONE CENT, FOREIGN TWO CENTS) printed inside stamp box; Postcard type: divided back (THIS SIDE FOR CORRESPONDENCE; THIS SIDE FOR ADDRESS ONLY); Logo: (OFFICIAL SOUVENIR POST CARD); Trademarks: (HUDSON-FULTON CELEBRATION) printed on a banner above two circles, left circle contains a caravel ship and the year 1609, the right circle contains a steamship with sails and the year 1807, a caduceus is printed behind the two circles and below the banner, the years 1609 and 1909 are printed in the upper left and right corners of the trademark; Printed message (ERIE CANAL BOAT - The Erie Canal connecting Lake Erie with the Hudson River, was begun in 1817 and completed in 1825. By this enterprise New York harbor was connected by water with the remotest regions of the Great Lakes, commerce was greatly increased, and New York, which formerly ranked second to Philadelphia in size, soon became the metropolis of the New World.)
Digitized by Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College (CUNY). Front Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 757, Digital Imaging, Fall 2009: Annie Mazes, Rob Ostrander. Back Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 757, Digital Imaging, Fall 2009: Howard Ngai, Yejun Kim
3.5 in. x 5.5 in.
REDFIELD BROTHERS, INC. AUTHORIZED PUBLISHERS, 311 WEST 43RD ST NEW YORK CITY [indicated on back only]
Waterways Post Card Collection of Thomas T. Surprenant: Erie Canal