Trout Hatchery and Water Wheel at the Blue Hole, Castalia, Ohio (1930s)

Trout Hatchery and Water Wheel at the Blue Hole, Castalia, Ohio (Date Unknown)
Vintage linen postcard (c. 1930s) picturing the Trout Hatchery and Water Wheel at the Blue Hole, Castalia, Ohio.

The description on the front of the card:
Trout Hatchery and Water Wheel at the Blue Hole, Castalia, Ohio In Ohio’s Lake Erie Vacationland

Estimated Date: 1930-1940s

Collection: The Blue Hole

No. in Series: 32
Era: 
Linen Era
Condition: 
Unused

The description on the back of the card:
TROUT HATCHERY AT THE BLUE HOLE, CASTALIA, OHIO
A visit to the famous Blue Hole is not complete without also visiting the Trout Hatchery located in the same grounds. The streams around this interesting place are alive with various species of beautiful trout. Located at Castalia, Ohio, six miles west of Sandusky, on State Route 101 and Federal Route 6. Open day and night.

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.
Read more about E.B. Ackley

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.
Read more about the Curt Teich Co.

Rights Info: Most likely public domain due to inadequate copyright statements, but it would be best to credit the original publishers and distributors.

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