Tag Archives: New York

Tourist Camp, Watkins Glen, New York

This image is of Westlake’s White City Tourist Camp, once located in close proximity to Watkins Glen and the adjacent park.

Westlake’s White City Tourist Camp, Watkins Glen, N. Y.

There is no description on the back of this card.

Such cabin-style camping facilities have been almost completely replaced around popular tourist locations with modern motel facilities, so this establishment is likely long gone.

The automobiles visible in the image indicate this card is likely from the 1920s.

M.S. Gripsholm, New York, New York

This image shows the first diesel-powered trans-Atlantic passenger ship, the M. S. Gripsholm, which travelled between Gothenburg and New York City between 1924 and the 1960s.

Printed in Sweden, Pass 41:13.

The description on the back states:

SWEDISH AMERICAN LINE – GOTHENBURG DIRECT NEW YORK

REGULAR CALLS AT COPENHAGEN, BREMERHAVEN AND HALIFAX

m.s. “GRIPSHOLM’

–It was one of two¬†ships of the same name which were owned by the Swedish-American Line. This one was used to transport expatriates back after World War 2 and to repatriate European prisoners from camps in the United States.

This card was used and is dated 5 June 1953, one year before the Gripsholm was sold off and renamed the M.S. Berlin.

American Falls and Rainbow Bridge, Niagara, New York

This image shows the American Falls section of Niagara Falls complex, as viewed from Goat Island, which divides the falls into its two largest sections.

American Falls from Goat Island

There is no description on the back of this card.

The small portion of falls in the immediate foreground is part of the area reclaimed by the Corps of Engineers, blocking the water flow at this point.

In the background is the Rainbow Bridge, connecting the United States and Canada, which was built in 1941. This postcard was used, and is dated 14 August 1947.