East Side Portage Lake Mich, postmarked 1909. Houses along Portage Lake Avenue are viewed from the lake side.
Portage Lake, postmarked 1912. I believe this shot of the Portage Lake shoreline is on the east side, just north of the previous card
The “-1-” written under the Portage Lake label is part of the photographer’s identification system. I have several cards in my collection by this photographer, all taken on the east shore of Portage. The highest number I have is 8.