TBT: A Rare Schroon Lake Postcard

Dedicated Schroon Lake “postcard hunters” went wild this week  when David Peterson, who runs the public Schroon Lake Facebook page, uncovered the above gem.

It is from the Boston Library Print collection, and dates back to 1875. There has been a discussion about what the scene depicts: some say it looks like the white two story red roofed building is the Leland House. But as others have pointed out, there is no mountain (or mountain range) directly behind where the Leland House once proudly stood.

The Leland House  -- imagined today  -- would be where the town basketballand tennis courts are located.

Here is a description, from the postcard’s Wikipedia page:

Title: Twelve Adirondack Sketches - Schroon Lake

Creator/Contributor: L. Prang & Co. (publisher)

Date issued:

Copyright date: 1875

Physical description note:

Genre: Chromolithographs; Landscape prints

Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department

Rights: No known restrictions

If you know where this scene might be, please share it with us in our comments section.

If you think you have a rare postcard in your collection, email a jpeg to us at schroonlaker@me.com