Monthly Archives: November 2013

Glen of the Pools, Watkins Glen, New York

A change of season with this postcard, which depicts Winter in Watkins Glen State Park. This photo was also black and white, then colored before printing, so the colors are likely somewhat fantastic.

Arthur H. Richards, Watkins Glen, N. Y.

Arthur H. Richards, Watkins Glen, N. Y.

What appears to be damage in the lower center of the image is, rather, a printing problem. The description states:

In winter time, Watkins Glen State Park, is seldom visited as the various ice formations make the Glen inaccessible. In the summer season thousands of persons go through the gorge.

This card is part of a series believed to date from the 1950s.

Rainbow Falls Cascade, Watkins Glen, New York

This image is similar to the previous one, in that it shows another portion of the Rainbow Falls area of Watkins Glen State Park. In this case, it is the cascade leading to the falls themselves. Again, this is hand colored from a black and white photograph, so the colors are quite fanciful.

Arthur H. Richards, Watkins Glen, N. Y.

Arthur H. Richards, Watkins Glen, N. Y.

There is no description on the back of this postcard, only the publisher’s mark: Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. American Art” Post Card (Reg, U.S. Pat. Off.) Which is an abbreviation for the Patent Office.

This card is consistent with others in this set that are dated to the 1950s.

Rainbow Falls, Watkins Glen, New York – 1950s

Another, later view of Rainbow Falls in the gorge of Watkins Glen State Park, from a colored black and white photo, similar to this earlier post.

Arthur H. Richards, Watkins Glen, N. Y.

Arthur H. Richards, Watkins Glen, N. Y.

The description on the back states:

One of the most famous water falls in the Lakes Country is Rainbow Falls. Here in the late afternoon brilliant rainbows flash in the Summer’s sun. (sic)

— This postcard was used, and is dated May 1954.