Monday, February 17, 2014

Old Postcards - New York

My great grandfather was born and raised in Esperance, NY.  Back in 1892, when he was born there weren't the common lines of communication that we have today.  I'm fairly sure that they didn't have a telephone and that the quickest, surest way of communication was a postcard.  There was a photo album of some of these postcards that were traded between Granddad Gage and his family.  My grandmother scanned these years ago, and there are some pretty neat scenes of turn of the century Esperance, NY.

Wooden bridge near Esperance

Old Bridge - Esperance, NY
Presbyterian Church - Esperance, NY

Here are some other post cards from the Schoharie and Schenectady area as well!

Main Street - Schoharie, NY
Schenectady NY Court House

Post cards of the Erie Canal - near Schenectady, NY

Schenectady,NY residential area

Schoharie High School