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1--Paul Smith Hotel.jpg
The publisher Louis Prang was a noted producer of high-end chromoliths, often of original paintings, but he also published smaller and more affordable works. He had learned during the Civil War that souvenir prints of popular generals sold well, and…

Light's Mill@2x.jpg
Real-photo postcard shows a mill site alongside Conesus Creek where Emme Light rebuilt after a fire had destroyed an earlier one named "Glen Avon." He retained that name, and became well known for his trademarked varieties of flour: Peerless, Sweet…

Ulysses front.jpg
Postcard shows township located in Potter County, formed in 1804 and so remote that as of the 1830s one gazetteer wrote: "So little indeed is the county known or visited, that its very representatives in the assembly have scarce traversed it"…

Caledonia House--front.jpg
Postcard shows the junction of East and State Streets, including what the writer calls "Our much talked of monument." At this time the Soldiers Monument, dedicated in 1900 by then-governor Theodore Roosevelt, would have been seven years old and an…

Lower Fall - No26 - Front.jpeg
Handcolored illustration of The Lower Falls appears on the front of the postcard, accompanied by a message on the back, "I didn't see these flowers but I guess they do grow here."

Letchworth - Postcard - 1.jpeg
A photograph of the gate at Glen Iris estate is accompanied by a map of Western New York roads leading to this destination. Also appearing are the state seal and that of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society, the latter suggesting…

Wolf Creek Falls - No.39 - Front.jpeg
Handcolored illustration of Wolf Creek appears on the front of the postcard, accompanied by a unused back.

The Mueseum - No.34 - Front.jpeg
Handcolored postcard of The Museum appears on the front of the postcard, accompanied by a unused back.

Glen Iris - No.36 - Front.jpeg
Handcolored postcard of The Glen Iris Inn appears on the front of the postcard, accompanied by a unused back.

Upper Fall and Bridge - No.21 - Front.jpeg
Handcolored postcard of Upper Fall and Portage Bridge appears on the front of the postcard, accompanied by an unused back.
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