Glasgow St. Lift Bridge, Clyde, N.Y. [white stylized handwritten front caption]
The colored postcard shows a slightly angled frontal view of a drawbridge as seen from the embankment on the right side of the canal. The hoisting elements of the bridge are clearly visible in its geometric structure. A second bridge is barely visible in the distance. Buildings can be seen on both sides of the canal, and some chimneys. Men and children are on the closer bridge. There is a cart with cargo, drawn by two horses, in the middle of the bridge; standing on the cart is a man holding the reins. Two men are standing behind the cart; two and men and three children are in front of it. The bridge with all that it holds, and most of what is on either side, is reflected in in the water. A man is on the road leading up to the bridge on the right; he appears to be leaning on the railing. Stairs lead up to the hoisting portion of the bridge on both sides. A glow on the horizon indicates either a sunrise or sunset.
Postal data: posted; postmarked [circle followed by series of vertical lines]; stamp box [double lines]; Postcard type: divided back (THIS SIDE FOR CORRESPONDENCE.; THIS SIDE FOR ADDRESS ONLY.) stylized horizontal and vertical double lines form a T- shape; Logo (POST CARD) printed in stylized font placed within art deco-style banner, stylized leafed branches are intertwined with banner and continue after stamp box; Written message [written sideways]: (Dear Olive your card received to-day it found us all well. Your Papa and Clara Brockmyre + baby from Rochester Lena Jenkins and Freeman Petteys from Tiskilwa Ill are visiting us. all send love and wish they could see you We had a swell dinner to day wish you could have been here. Don't be to the expense of sending shells wait until you come home. So glad that you have been able to get them. We are having awful dry weather vegetation of all kinds drying up .[?] was so glad that you didn't bathe your self in the ocean. will write you a long letter when you send me your next address. 9.3.1909. Clyde N.Y.); Addressee: Miss Olive. P. Gordon East-Hampton Long Island N.Y.; C/1[?] Mrs Theo. Price. [slanted].
Digitized by Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College (CUNY). Front Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 790, Digital Imaging, Fall 2008: Margaret Lam, Wendy Chu. Back Image Digitization Team: GSLIS 790, Digital Imaging, Fall 2008: Margaret Lam, Wendy Chu
3.5 in. x 5.5 in.
Pub by Graham Drug Store. [white stylized handwritten font, indicated on front only]
Waterways Post Card Collection of Thomas T. Surprenant: Erie Canal