Tag Archives: New Hampshire

Old Man of the Mountain, Franconia Notch, New Hampshire

This image is the iconic and now vanished granite outcrop with the apparently human face known as the Old Man of the Mountain.

Rudy’s Postcard Service, Box 127, Hudson, N.H.

The description states:

Old Man of the Mountains, Franconia Notch, N. H.

–This formation was discovered by Europeans and named around 1805. Its stature grew until it became the symbol of New Hampshire, and the most famous spot in the state for tourists to visit. However, it was unstable, and in the early 20th century began to weaken enough to require expensive maintenance and repair.

On the morning of May 3rd, 2003, the rock components making up the face broke free of the cliff and fell into the valley below. Some efforts were made at reconstruction or building monuments that depicted the structure, but these have ceased.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Old Fisherman, New England Area

This image is of a man dressed in fishing attire common to the north east United States during the mid-20th Century and before. Visible are many common objects and implements of the business.

Color by R. S. Vennerbeck

The description states:


Many’s the stories he could tell of years of sea wind and salt spray, summer’s heat and winter’s icy blast on the Atlantic Coast. Survivor of a past age, he still maintains his proud independence with dory, lobster trap, and net.

–The crates on either side could be shellfish traps, and the bright colored objects are floats to mark the trap locations. This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Church and Covered Bridge, Stark, New Hampshire

This is another iconic image, a white church and covered bridge typical of the New England area. The bridge is the Stark Covered Bridge, which spans the Upper Ammonoosuc River in Stark, New Hampshire.

Photo by Winston Pate

The description on the back of the card states:

Famous church and bridge at Stark, N. H.

–The church is the Stark Union Church, built in 1852, visible along with the bridge in this photo. The town is still quite small, only a few hundred residents, and these structures form its center.

The postcard likely dates from the 1950s.