The Old Canal Loop, Medina, N.Y. [front caption printed in red ink]
A hand-colored postcard with an aerial view of Medina, N.Y. On the right bank of a canal that bends to the left is a collection of houses and factories or warehouses in the foreground and center of the card. There are working smokestacks dotted around the landscape, and in the distance the scene becomes more rural with hills on the horizon, with a large factory in the upper right side of the card in the more rural background. Across the bridge, the left bank is sparsely populated and looks industrial. Two horse drawn carts can be seen heading away from the canal. Underneath the bridge against the right bank are three empty canal boats.
Postal data: postmarked [flag postmark] (MEDINA, N.Y. SEP 18 2-PM 1920) stamped on left side of card and on right side (PLACE STAMP HERE DOMESTIC ONE CENT FOREIGN TWO CENTS) printed inside stamp box [glue from missing stamp over box]; Postcard type: divided back [single wavy line] with (SEXICHROME) in the middle; Printing information: card number (34880) written vertically along left edge of card; Logo: (POST CARD) in stylized lettering; Written message [written sideways]: (Hello father - We play the hamptons of n.y. state here next friday at Tonawanda H.S. Expect a good beating - although I have some real stars - this will be their 1st football game. I'm using all [indiscernible] plays. Spent all day Wednesday in Lockport - play. director's meeting. miss Woodke and I went there. Have a chance to go to Niagra [sic] Falls today: [indiscernible] see the falls this P.M. get payed [sic] next Friday I guess. Will write soon - Callie); Addressee: (Mr Jule Raels, 615 N. [indiscernible] St. [indiscernible].
Digitized by Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College (CUNY). Front Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 790, Digital Imaging Fall 2008: Alfredo Vergel. Back Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 790, Digital Imaging Fall 2008: Alfredo Vergel, Rachel Emma Murphy
3.5 in. x 5.5 in.
PUB. BY BICKLE BROTHERS, MEDINA, N.Y. [indicated on back only]
Waterways Post Card Collection of Thomas T. Surprenant: Erie Canal