Summertime in Burlington: Historic Postcard Views

In Vermont, we treasure our gorgeous summer days, which are all the more beautiful because they are so fleeting. These historic postcards from Champlain College’s Special Collections capture the essence of summertime in our hometown of Burlington: the sun sparkling on the lake, warm breezes in the air, impressionistic sunsets, and, as always, magnificent views in every direction.


Burlington, Vt. Harbor, Metropolitan News Company, c. 1905; Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History, 2010.1.392


Municipal Bathing Beach on Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT, C.W. Hughes & Co., c. 1920, Local History Collection, 2015.15.31


Departing from Burlington, Vt. on Lake Champlain, Detroit Publishing Company, 1912, Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History, 2010.1.420

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