Sunday, April 23, 2006

Nyarlathotep: Part 2 - Providence River?

"When we gazed around the horizon, we could not find the thrid tower by the river, and noticed that the silhouette of the second tower was ragged at the top."

"...the pale, pitying moon as it glimmered on green waters gliding under bridges, and old steeples crumbling against a sickly sky..."

Be the jusge. Did HPL have the Providence River in mind as a model? Here are some scenes including some postcards in Chrispy's collection*.

^1896 view showing "smokestack towers"

^ card shows day view from a 24 May 1906 postcard*

^ shows night view of Providence River from a 14 Sept 1924 postcard*

[Below: The cancellation of the above mentioned postcards, including the rare 1 cent and 2 cent postage stamps]

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