Lakeland Mich. On the message side of this postcard, the addressor mentions that The Lakeland was where they spent their vacation August 11-18, 1912. By this time, The Lakeland has been equipped with a telephone, evidenced by the Bell Telephone sign on the side of the building. The photo was taken by a Detroit photographer, JH Cave.
The two postcards shown here illustrate the differences between a real photo Postcard and a “printed” card. The real photo card on the top is a copy of the original photo. The printed card on the bottom is less clear, and under magnification shows the dots used to produce it.