Monthly Archives: September 2013

Beach Scene, Manitowoc, WI

This is a fairly unusual composition for American postcards. While the image is common, what stands out is the attention paid to the photographer by the people in the near foreground. Rather than a candid photo with their faces turned away, they are posed for the photographer’s benefit.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C-T Art Colortone"

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C-T Art Colortone”

This card marked the last one before the journey proceeded to Green Bay. The beach is not otherwise identified, as there is no description on the back. The black markings across the upper half are the result of mechanical cancellation.

Both the bathing suits and the postmark identify this in time, and the date is June 1939.

Downtown Manitowoc, Wisconsin

This image shows an idealized view of a principal street in the town of Manitowoc, WI.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C-T Art Colortone"

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C-T Art Colortone”

There is no description on the back of this card. The black marks across the sky in the image were caused by mechanical cancellation. As the cars depicted would indicate, the date on the card is June 1939.

Sabin Lock, Soo Michigan

This image is of a steamship waiting to progress through the Soo Locks between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. This particular lock is currently unused pending replacement with a much larger lock once funding is secured.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C-T Art Colortone"

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C-T Art Colortone”

There is no additional description on the back of this card, but the steamship pictured here is named after James A. Farrell, the former president of the U.S. Steel Co.

The postcard was used and is dated June, 1939.