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Vintage postcard: Green Lake, circa 1909

What do you think? (5 Comments) January 10, 2011 at 6:28AM

Check out this historic postcard that I recently scored on eBay:

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Update, Jan. 20, 2011:

Click here to see the original black-and-white image that was used for this postcard.  The notes attached to the image indicate that the shot was taken on the south end of Green Lake.

The same image appears to have been used twice, on two different postcards.  This version, sent in to us by Mark and Mary Griffin, includes two boats and is missing the “blob” that can be seen in the water in the above version:

Thank you, Mark and Mary!

Do you have historic postcards or photographs of Green Lake that you would like to share?  Please drop me a line at amy [at]

5 Responses to “Vintage postcard: Green Lake, circa 1909”

  1. Daniel says:


    When you scan printed material please select “descreeen” and it will remove the rosettes that are created by the offset process.


    • Anonymous says:


      Many, many thanks for this helpful suggestion. I have rescanned the image and have updated the post with the new non-rosettes version.

      Thanks again,


  2. Anonymous says:

    This looks like it’s from the west side of the lake, no? And is that the Green Lake version of the Loch Ness monster just to the left of the tree?!! :)

    • Anonymous says:

      Was thinking west side too, but wasn’t sure.

      Ha, was wondering if anyone else would notice that mysterious blob…it’s a part of the original image, not a scanner fail! :)

  3. nseattlesarah says:

    Now just add a good 400 or 500 people walking and cycling around it and you’re up to date!