Memorial Day weekend was a perfect one for a drive. With a long jaunt west on Route 104 and then up to Route 18, I rounded the south edge of Lake Ontario up to Fort Niagara and then south to Lewiston. With all of the war history in this part of the state, Memorial Day seemed like a perfect day to visit.
Knowing that not only was it Monday, but also a national holiday, it seemed unlikely that much would be open. Along the way there were a few yard sales, but none of them had a single postcard.
After lunch in Lewiston though, there were a couple antique shops in the village that were open. We wandered about town and poked around a bit before stopping in both.
The Country Doctor and Antique Gifts did have two boxes of local postcards, but they were all unused. If you’re into practically brand new-like condition vintage postcards, I recommend a stop here. There was a lot of great old postcards from Niagara Falls for you!
Across the street though, the Antique to Chic shop turned out some good results. This little storefront has a bunch of booths, and I ended up finding a box of cards in three different booths. Oddly, a lot of these were also unused cards and a lot of them local scenes from Niagara County. But, after thumbing through the boxes for a bit I was able to a nice handful of sent postcards to add to the collection.