In this real photo postcard of a “Drive Near Silver Bay” by Jesse Sumner Wooley, I couldn’t quite make out what the two young women were holding until I enlarged the image. By gosh, it’s a Kodak!
And they’re sharing it. Sumner had a photography shop in Ballston Spa, so it makes sense that he would have the latest camera equipment. I would guess these are his daughters.
Until now, I had never seen a hand-tinted Terzian postcard, and the tower, too. Delighted.
So much to love about this one.
In the foreground, one of the gardens where vegetables were grown for the dining hall.
Richard Cary Morse, for whom Morse Hall is named, had this to say about reading letters addressed to his daughter:
“I recognize the sacredness of the seal & the seal of [my daughter’s] letters no less than others… But I take it for granted that she has all confidence in me, & that her secrets… are safe in her father’s keeping.”
Quoted in The Postal Age (2006) by David M. Henkin