Night View of the Famous Blue Hole, Castalia, Ohio (Date Unknown)

Night View of the Famous Blue Hole, Castalia, Ohio (Date Unknown)
Vintage linen postcard depicting a night scene at the Blue Hole in Castalia, Ohio.

The description on the front of the card:
Night View of the Famous Blue Hole, Castalia, Ohio
In Ohio’s Lake Erie Vacationland

Estimated Date: 1930-1940s

Collection: The Blue Hole

No. in Series: 27
Era: Linen Era
Condition: Unused

The description on the back of the card:
The Blue Hole, Castalia, Ohio. Six miles west of Sandusky, Ohio, on Route 101. The depth of the Blue Hole is unknown. The visible depth is apparently 50 or 60 feet. It finds its source in an underground river and maintains a temperature of 48 degrees, winter and summer. It is not affected by floods or drought. The volume of water flowing from this marvelous spring is seven million gallons daily, sufficient to supply a city of 75,000 population.

Back of the postcard.

Publisher: E.B. Ackley, Sandusky, Ohio. Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone” postcard, a tradename under Curt Teich Co., Chicago, Illinois.

Eugene B. Ackley (1871-1957) was a popular musician and bandleader in Sandusky, Ohio.
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The photos and images were created by E.B. Ackley, but the cards were printed en masse by the Curt Teich Company in Chicago, Ill., under the tradename, “C.T. Art-Colortone.”

Established in 1898, the Curt Teich Co. was best known for its wide range of advertising and postcards of North America. By the 1920s, it was producing so many postcards with borders that they became recognized as a type dubbed “White Border Cards,” creating an “era.” Later, Curt Teich’s innovations in this printing technique directly led to the production of what we now call “linens” by the early 1930s.
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Rights Info: Public Domain

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