A color postcard depicting a towpath alongside the Erie Canal at Buffalo, N.Y. In the foreground are animal teams on a dirt path with snubbing posts and grass. The canal bisects the composition diagonally. On the opposing shoreline is an embankment, a reddish [presumably] brick building with a gray roof and many glass windows. Next to the buildings are mounds or piles. In the background are trees, hoisting machinery, and more smoke. In the far distance lies a cityscape and a faint sunrise or sunset glow on the horizon. White space on bottom of postcard, red text: Scene along the Erie Canal at Buffalo, N.Y.
Postal data: posted, postmarked [striped oval postmark] [wavy postmark with 3 & D] (BUFFALO, N.Y., JUN 11, 1130PM, 1909); stamp; Postcard type: divided back [dotted line]; Printing information: card number (B 12367); Logo (Post Card) in stylized lettering; Written message [written sideways] (As usual your card is a gem. I am delighted with it. Many thanks, hope you will like this one Your friend Mrs L A Lewis); Addressee (Miss Grace Kless, 5 Cherry St, Utica, NY).
Digitized by Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College (CUNY). Front Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 790, Digital Imaging, Fall 2006: Ruth Crane; Rev. by S. Savage, 9/07. Back Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 790, Digital Imaging, Fall 2006: Ruth Crane; Rev. by S. Savage, 9/07
3.5 in. x 5.5 in.
Published by The Buffalo News Company, Buffalo, N.Y. Leipzig-Berlin [indicated on back only]
Waterways Post Card Collection of Thomas T. Surprenant: Erie Canal