|View of Cohoes 1912 with French notes addressed to Mrs. Eugenie Tetrault in Southbridge, Massachusetts|
It took me a few minutes to figure out what view I was looking at but from what I can tell, the view is looking east. The mountain in the background is Lansingburg and the area we called Diamond Rock. The church steeple on the right side is St Joseph's Church. The waterway is the Erie Canal running through Cohoes: left side towards heads to Buffalo and the right side to Albany. There is a metal bridge over the canal in the lower left side. By the time I was growing up (1950s and 1960s), the bridge was no longer there. The canal was no longer there either!