Postcards were a chance for those travelling to send back home a glimpse of what they were seeing. Postcards give us a very accurate snapshot of the cities, buildings and people of that time, they give us a look into what daily life was like.

For those who stayed home, a postcard was there window to the world, treasured and saved.

While our collection is small, we wanted to share with you what those who sent these to their family and friends back home.

If you have been to any of these places, here’s your chance to see what it used to look like.

We are always interested in increasing our collection so that we may share with everyone this glimpse into our past. If you have postcards there are three ways in which you could share them with us:

1) a direct donation to the museum

2) loan them to us, we will scan them and return the originals to you

3) if you have a digital image you can send it to us at our email address: LynMuseum@gmail.com

(You may notice that some of the upper left corner is missing on some post cards, this is where the stamp was and someone wanted it for their collection)

 

Canada

 

Main Street, Moose Jaw, (Saskatchewan)

 

Hospital, Moose Jaw, Sask

 

Plowing in Saskatchewan

 

Portage la Prairie, Man. Birds Eye View

 

Mount Royal Ave, East, Montreal, Canada

 

Montreal in the forest lands on Mount Royal

 

Dominion Square, Montreal

 

 

Garneau Monument, Quebec, Que

 

The Basilica and City Hall Square, Quebec

 

One o’clock Gun, Halifax, N.S.

 

Keppoch Shore, P.E. Island

 

View of Reston, Man.

 

Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.

 

Corner Granville and Hastings Streets, Vancouver, B.C.

 

Dominion Trust Building, Vancouver, B.C.

 

Waterfront and Shipping Vancouver, B.C. (postmarked 1906)

 

Hell’s Gate, Fraser Canyon

 

Sunrise on the West Coast

 

Overlooking Capilano Canyon, Vancouver, B.C.

 

Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alta.

 

Life in the Canadian West “Roping the Steer”
Buffaloes at Edmonton, Alta., Canada
Life in the Canadian West: “The Cowboy Race”

 

 

 

 

The Great Divide, Stephen, Canadian Rockies

 

The Home of D.E.Black & Co., Limited, Calgary, Alta.

 

Grain Exchange, Calgary, Alta.

 

Central School, Calgary, Alta., Canada

 

C.P.R. Main Line near Yoho, B.C.

 

Baniff Alberta

 

G.T.P. Freight Yards, Prince George, B.C.

 

Spy Hill Dairy & Stock Farm- Calgary Central Creamery

 

Down Bow River showing Mount Rundle, Banff, Canadian Rockies

 

Takakkaw Falls, (1200 feet high), Yoho Valley, Canadian Rockies

 

 

Log Driving on the Gatineau River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Hall and Jacques Cartier Square, Montreal

 

Cabot Tower, Signal Hull, St.Johns, Newfoundland – 1957

 

Stephenville, Newfoundland c1955

 

Teachers’ College, Fredericton, New Brunswick- 1956

 

Canadian National Railways Depot, Winnipeg, Manitoba- 1942

 

Mount Baker from Shoal Bay, Victoria, BC

 

Belleville, Ontario

These postcards were part of a souvenir booklet and found inside of an old book. Unfortunately they were not well preserved, but give us a glimpse in Belleville in the early 1900’s

 

Bridges over the Mora River

 

The Wharf

 

The Harbour

 

Albert College

 

Market Square

 

Hotel Quinte

 

Front Street Looking North (although its hard to see the second carriage on the right has a sign on the back that reads “Bus Fare 10 cents)

 

Armouries, Post Office, Quinte Hotel, Bridge Street and St. Thomas Church

 

Front Street Looking South

 

Upper Bridge and Mill Street

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Postcards from Canada

  1. Great collection!! I am curious about the one from Reston, Manitoba. Was there writing on the back? Benjamin and Ann Boulton moved from the New Dublin area to Reston in 1892 and perhaps they sent it back to family?

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