Light House and Hotel, Selkirk Beach, N.Y.

Light House and Hotel, Selkirk Beach, N.Y.

TITLE: Light House and Hotel, Selkirk Beach, N.Y.
CAPTION: None
POSTCARD ID: 106991
PUBLISHER: Published by Joseph Heckle, Selkirk Beach, N.Y.,
Made in U.S.A.
POSTMARK: Unused Standard Sized, White Border, Divided Back Postcard

Royal Sovereign Lightship

Royal Sovereign Lightship

TITLE: Royal Sovereign Lightship
CAPTION: None
POSTCARD ID: 1263
PUBLISHER: J. Davis, 24, Queen Victoria St., E.C. Printed At The Works, Hamburg
Victoria Series Post Card
POSTMARK: Unused Standard Sized Postcard.

Egg Rock Light, Frenchman Bay, Me.

Egg Rock Light, Frenchman Bay, Me.

TITLE: Egg Rock Light, Frenchman Bay, Me.
CAPTION: Egg Rock Light
On Egg Rock, Frenchman Bay, Me.,
POSTCARD ID: 28069
PUBLISHER: The Hugh C. Leighton Co., Manufacturers, Portland, ME. U.S.A.
Made in Germany
POSTMARK: Unused Standard Sized, Divided Back Postcard

Fort Point Light, Penobscot Bay, Me

Fort Point Light, Penobscot Bay, Me

TITLE: Fort Point Light, Penobscot Bay, Me
CAPTION: Fort Point Light
On the sotheasterly side of Old Fort Point, Me., westerly side of the mouth of Penobscot River.
POSTCARD ID: 28072
PUBLISHER: The Hugh C. Leighton Co., Manufacturers, Portland, ME., U.S.A.
Made in Germany
POSTMARK: Unused Standard Size, Divided Back Postcard

Horton’s Point Lighthouse Southold, Long Island, N.Y.

Horton’s Point Lighthouse
Southold, Long Island, N.Y.

TITLE: Horton’s Point Lighthouse
Southold, Long Island, N.Y.
CAPTION: For many years this aid to mariners warned ships of the dangerous rocks off Horton’s Point. Overlooking Long Island Sound, this picturesque landmark is a familiar sight to residents and an attraction to visitors.  “VISIT HISTORIC SOUTHOLD”
Color Photo by Milt Price, Northport, NY
POSTCARD ID: 5P77011
PUBLISHER: Reproduced in Natural Color by Tomlin Art Co., Northport, N.Y.
POSTMARK: Unused Standard Sized Postcard

A Good Catch – Sailboats in the Harbor

We love early postcards like this.  It shows the utilitarian purpose of lighthouses – to return the seafarer safely home.  Unfortunately, with no postmark, it is too difficult to tell how old this postcard is.

Why do you like lighthouses?  Let us know in the comments!

A GOOD CATCH

TITLE: A GOOD CATCH
CAPTION: None
POSTCARD ID: 5611
PUBLISHER: Unknown
POSTMARK: Unused Standard Sized Postcard

Versailles (Trianon). – La Laiterie

Versilles (Trianon). – La Laiterie Hameau de la Reine ~ The Queen’s Hamlet

TITLE: Versailles (Trianon). – La Laiterie
Hameau de la Reine ~ The Queen’s Hamlet
CAPTION: None
POSTCARD ID: 184
PUBLISHER: P. D. Paris
POSTMARK: Unused Standard Sized Postcard

According to Wikipedia, “The Hameau de la Reine … The Queen’s Hamlet) is a rustic retreat in the park of the Château de Versailles built for Marie Antoinette in 1783…

… The building scheme included a farmhouse, a dairy, a dovecote, a boudoir, a barn … a mill and a tower in the form of a lighthouse.”

Gibraltar Europa Point during a storm

Gibraltar Europa Point during a storm

TITLE: Gibraltar Europa Point during a storm
CAPTION: None
POSTCARD ID: None
PUBLISHER: Published by Photochrom Co., Ltd., Tunbridge Wells
for Messrs Bruce Starke & Co., Ltd., London
POSTMARK: Unused Standard Sized, White Border Postcard

Lands End, “The Irish Lady” and Longships Lighthouse

Lands End, “The Irish Lady” and Longships Lighthouse

TITLE: Lands End, “The Irish Lady” and Longships Lighthouse
CAPTION: None
POSTCARD ID: No.61295
PUBLISHER: F. Frith & Co., Ltd Reigate
POSTMARK: Unused Standard Sized Postcard

Beachy Head Lighthouse, Eastbourne

Beachy Head, Eastbourne

TITLE: Beachy Head, Eastbourne
CAPTION: None
POSTCARD ID: 50167
PUBLISHER: Valentine’s Series ~ British Manufature
POSTMARK: Unused Standard Sized Postcard