Tinted Halftone

Watching the White Caps from the "Bridge of Sighs," St. John's Lake, Collegeville, Minn.

Watching the White Caps from the "Bridge of Sighs," St. John's Lake, Collegeville, Minn.

On this 1910 picture postcard, the black was printed with a halftone process, the image being broken into dots by a screen. The colors were applied as washes, possibly stencils, with no effort to be especially realistic.

St. John's Lake is now called Lake Sagatagan. The grandly-named "Bridge of Sighs" was on the trail along the shoreline to Stella Maris Chapel. The footbridge was near the present-day Prep School practice fields, where there is now a covered bridge.


For more information on St. John's "Bridge of Sighs," see:

Roske, Peggy, Lake Sagatagan's Pickerel Point Bridges, 2014.

Tinted Halftone