Friday, January 27, 2012

Collector's Corner: A "Must Have" Vermont Postcard

From Dave:

We need some chuckles on this nasty weather day in the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont. We have, snow, freezing drizzle, rain, ice, and bad roads & driveways. The back of this postcard states the following: 
The legend of Lake Memphremagog's "fur bearing beaver trout." The first fur bearing trout was "caught" by Newport photographer Ralf Sessions during the winter of 1927–1928, shown below. Another Newport photographer, Harry Richardson, is shown above fishing near Owl's Head Mountain.
(postcard purchased at a Vermont Antiquarian Book Fair -- watch for your own!)
PS from Beth -- One of long-time book-collecting clients here at Kingdom Books was finally given an ultimatum by his wife: Switch from books to postcards. They take up less space. Gosh!

1 comment:

Helen-Chantal Pike said...

Got a few fur-bearing trout PCs in my New England collection. Folks can also read about this curiosity in "Spiked Boots: Sketches of the North Country" by Robert E. Pike.