The Bathing Pavillion


I bought this postcard because it was the first I’d seen showing the back of the “bathing pavillion,” which was located where Bay Beach (a.k.a. “the bathing beach”) is today. But the message side was a bonus, given that my last name is Winship and my wife’s maiden name is Reith. Mailed in June of 1936 and addressed to Miss Elsa Marie Reith at 19 Shelter Street in Rochester, it reads, “Dear Els, This is the second & last card. I’ll have lots of pictures if they all turn out. I don’t know whether we can go to the show Wednesday night because Duffy Winship is going to take us home by way of the Chain of Lakes. It’s longer, but prettier. I’ll be seeing you. Love, Ann.”