Monthly Archives: January 2017

Vista from Mt. Desert Island, Maine

This image shows the view of the Atlantic from Ocean Drive near the town of Mt. Desert Island, Maine.

Color by Alton Johnson

The description states:

View from scenic turnout on Ocean Drive, Mt. Desert Island, Maine.

–Mt. Desert Island is the largest island off the coast of Maine, and is the 6th largest island in the contiguous United States (which excludes the large Hawaiian Islands and Alaskan Islands).

This card was used and is dated 24 September 1963, which is consistent with the cars visible in the photo.

Lighthouse, Portland Harbor, Maine

This image is of the lighthouse and associated buildings on Portland Head near Portland Harbor, Maine.

Bicknell Mfg. Co. 16 Pitt St. Portland, ME

The description states simply:

PORTLAND HEAD LIGHT

PORTLAND HARBOR, MAINE

–The area is known more widely as Cape Elizabeth, and the lighthouse was built in 1791. There has been little change to the buildings themselves, but the lighthouse itself has been upgraded several times from its original whale oil lamps, as well as shortened 20 feet. It is the oldest lighthouse in the state of Maine.

This card was used and is dated 18 August 1947

Buffalo, New York State Teacher’s College

This illustration shows the entrance and main building of what was then called the Buffalo Teacher’s College in Buffalo, New York.

66: — State Teacher’s College, Buffalo, N. Y.

There is no description on the back of this card.

The institution has gone through a number of name changes, and has been greatly expanded. It is now known as the State University College at Buffalo, or Buffalo State College.

This particular building is now known as Rockwell Hall.

The name shown on the card was used from 1929 to 1946, so that constrains the date of the card. This card was used, and is dated 27 July 1945