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In the heyday of post cards, Ahrens News Agency of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin produced this color linen post card of the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Lighthouse and the Coast Guard Station. Contrary to their descriptive name, linen post cards were not made out of linen, which is derived from flax, but they did have a high rag content, which means the paper contained a certain amount of cotton fiber. This was the most widely used form of printing postcards from the 1930s to the 1950s. Lighthouses, such as the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Lighthouse, also known as the Sturgeon Bay Canal Lighthouse, were among the most popular postcards in America. Although hidden by trees, this image does show the original keeper’s house. (Lighthouse Digest archives.)
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