Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse in Postcards

Lighthouse postmark

Post cards, which enjoyed great popularity before World War I, often give us a good idea of how the lighthouse looked during its first twenty years. However, almost all post cards of that era were printed in Germany and the artists creating them from glass plate black and white negatives often took great liberty with colors.

Most of the cards offer a fairly accurate view of things, but the bottom left card shows a paint scheme that the lighthouse never had. Interestingly, if you look closely at the two bottom cards, you’ll see that both of these, though printed a number of years apart, were derived from the same photograph.

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Lighthouse postcard
Lighthouse postcard
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Lighthouse postcard
Lighthouse postcard