This postcard shows a 1905 view of ice skating in the Dobsina Ice Cave. The location was part of Hungary when this postcard was published, but is now part of Slovakia. The following information about the cave is from touristmemory.com:
Situated 20 km north from Dobšiná village within the Slovak Paradise National Park, Dobšiná cave is the oldest and at the same time the largest ice cave in Europe.The layer of ice has a volume of 110 thousands cubic meters, in many places reaching a thickness of 26.5 meters.There is a gallery of photos of the Dobsina Ice Cave on the website of the Slovak Caves Administration.
Apart from an ice floor, this huge underground glacier has enchanting waterfalls, stalagmites, and columns of ice. The cave was discovered in 1870. Until 1946 the general public was allowed to skate throughout the year. Dobšiná cave is part of a cave system stretching for 21 kilometers. It measures 1232 meters, of which 475-meter stretch is open to the public.
Along with 11 other caves of the Slovak Karst, Dobšiná Cave was added on UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000.
The postcard was mailed in 1908 to Amy Sisser c/o O. H. Peck Company in Minneapolis.
The O. H. Peck Company offered photo finishing services and sold photographic supplies. The store had been bought along with other businesses by Eastman Kodak about 1902. It was the scene of a major Minneapolis fire in 1904. When searching for information about the company, I found this interesting December, 1910 newspaper ad for Kodak cameras and supplies sold by O. H. Peck.
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