Lakeland, postmarked 1908. In this real photo card, passengers disembark from the Ann Arbor Railway cars, walk along the Grand Trunk Western tracks, and wait for their launches. The message on the back side of the card mentions the writer’s boat The Red Bird, and talks of sailing it to Base Lake. The white building around the curve is the Lakeland Hotel.
This card is a good example of a card published by the Albertype Co. in New York. This publishing process started with a photograph, then used a glass plate and a special coating, allowing high speed mass production of a postcard.