Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan
This Curt Teich linen postcard, number 5B-H530, was manufactured in 1945 and distributed by Benjamin’s Photo Art Service of Mackinac Island. It wasn’t postally used until August 7, 1958 (according to the postmark), sent from Traverse City, Michigan to Mr. & Mrs. P. G. Gussman of Lewstown, Pennsylvania. “Laura Ann” writes: “Dear Grandma & Grandpa: Having a nice time. On the boat coming to Mackinac Island this Grand Hotel is very beautiful. The view is beautiful on the Island. Especially at Fort Mackinac. Made a sack or chemise I don’t know which for Ginger.” Talk about a non-sequitur.
Many people will recognize the hotel from the film Somewhere in Time starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. It was based on the book Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson. The action in the book takes place at a completely different hotel, which I will write about another day.