Postcard: “The Road to the Lake”
This colour postcard entitled “The Road to the Lake” was produced by Valentine & Sons of Dundee and London. James Valentine established his photography company in 1851 and was one of the earliest pioneers of the postcard industry which first flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
as part of Valentine’s “Carbo-Colour” series the postcard
probably dates to the 1930s and shows a rather romantic view of Ireland
complete with mountains, lake, thatched cottage and donkey and cart.
The cottage in the scene was located beside Lakeview National School,
Aghamore Near, Co. Sligo with Lough Gill in the background. The following
shows the cottage marked with a red cross. [Thanks to Michael Slevin
for the location information].