The color postcard depicts the Silk Mill and Barge Canal. The canal itself is present in the majority of the card. On the left hand portion there is a large building, and a small one beneath. Such is the Silk Mill mentioned in the title. Mountains can be seen above the mill. Further in the distance more buildings can be seen along the canal itself. The right hand portion displays some boats lined up. Utility poles line the canal further up.
Postal data: posted, postmarked (WHITEHALL, N.Y., July 26th, 2:00 PM), stamp; Postcard type: divided back [dotted line]; Printing information: card number (E3943); Logo (POST CARD) in stylized lettering; Written Message: (he saw a large dredge working here. When they dug in the bottom of the canal Esther said they had a basket full of mud - Jessie; Addressee: (Mr. D.A. Baker, Mechanicville N.Y., R.F.D. No 1).
Digitized by Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College (CUNY). Front Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 790, Digital Imaging Fall 2007: Andrew Farber. Back Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 790, Digital Imaging Fall 2007: Andrew Farber
3.5 in. x 5.5 in.
Waterways Post Card Collection of Thomas T. Surprenant: Barge Canal