Found: Lingering by the Lake

Found: Lingering by the Lake "Vacationland Scene". When summer's greens give way to autumn's gold, the vacationer has many happy memories of his summer holiday. A Kodachrome Reproduction by the L.L. Cook Co., Milwaukee, circa 1959
Found: Greetings from Lac Du Flambeau, Wis. from color transparencies by Curteich Color (CK220), circa 1959.
Message written in fountain pen on the back: "Hi Mother-Fishing has been good. Ate 10 lbs.
 of filet for dinner the other day. Have been swimming quite a bit. Rain yesterday but sunshine
the rest of the time. Be back Friday night. Love, Alice" postmarked June 22, 1959, 5 PM
Found: Greetings from Lake Tomahawk, Wis. from color transparencies by Curteich Color (CK 220), circa 1959.
Found: Greetings from Black River Falls, Wis. Wisconsin's Jackson County, offers the finest in diversified recreation.
Scenic fishing, streams, the lakes, trails in the woods, and the resort areas call you back frequently to 
Wisconsin's vacationland by Speltz Studio, Black River Falls, Wis. made by Dexter, circa 1967.
Message written in ball point pen in Polish on the back postmarked July 19, 1967

Found: Lake Noquebay at Marinette County Park, Crivitz, Wisconsin. From a Ektachrome Transparency.
The L.L. Cook Co., Milwaukee, Wis. copyright 1961

Post cards became a way to learn about and vicariously experience a depicted place described by a friend in a personalized hand written message. We've found numerous mid-20th century postcards showing both individuals and groups of people absorbed by staring at the landscape while fishing, sitting, strolling or lingering. The stance is often meditative and the activities near the water are never gasoline powered.

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