Sunday, October 18, 2009

Vintage New Hampshire Postcards

NH fall foliage, originally uploaded by Thee E. Aldriches.
Reverse Side Description: "Fall foliage along U.S. Route 3 in Franconia Notch, White Mountains, N.H."

The photograph was taken by Dick Smith and published by Bromley & Company Inc, Boston.

NH attractions

Reverse Side Description: "Franconia Notch, White Mountains, N.H.
Old Man of the Moutains at northern end of Notch. The face which measures 48' from forehead to chin is 1200' above Profile Lake, and 3200' above sea level.
The Flume Gorge has sheer perpendicular walls rising 50 to 75 feet in height and is 400 feet long.
New Hampshire Aerial Tramway on Cannon Mountain, summit 4200 feet."

Unfortunately, The Old Man of the Mountain collapsed on May 3, 2003.

Find the Owl

The one cent postage indicates this postcard as the oldest of the three. It depicts Brook Hill, N.H. and challenges you to "Find the Owl." 'Though I certainly know what owls look like and even profess a particularly keen eye for noticing them, I can't seem to find the owl here. I think perhaps it's vaguely visible in the red trees on the right. If you notice it, please let me know!

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