Along the Beach at Charlotte, NY

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Title

Along the Beach at Charlotte, NY

Description

Postcard depicts Lake Ontario Shore looking east toward the mouth of the Genesee River. At left is a sailboat moored at the West Pier; the red-roofed building at upper center may be a resort hotel called the Spencer House. Along the boardwalk and beach we see visitors of all kinds, including a dog.

From its beginnings as a resort during the 1870s-80s, Charlotte hosted ever-larger numbers of visitors via train and by 1900 was primarily an amusement park often compared to Coney Island. After annexation of Charlotte in 1916, the resort eventually was torn down due to longstanding concerns about "immoral" behavior--coded language for its numerous saloons. Today the area is known as Ontario Beach Park.

Publisher

Souvenir Post Card Co.

Date

1905-1914

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Courtesy Ken Cooper

Format

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Type

Postcard

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Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 5 in.