Boston to Franconia, New Hampshire: circa 1879. Envelope or Cover.
This envelope features a hand drawing of climbers ascending Mt. Lafayette. It is franked with a 1-cent ultramarine Franklin stamp (Scott #182) and a 2-cent vermillion Jackson stamp (Scott #283). It bears a circular Boston postmark with an indistinct date. Part of the back flap is missing, a little rough at the top edge. There are seven climbers attempting to reach the summit of Mt. Lafayette, a 5,249 foot mountain not far from Franconia, New Hampshire. One climber has become exhausted and is sitting on the ground, one is struggling to keep upright, one has fallen and is sprawled on his back, and one is standing akimbo watching the others. Very good. Item #009315