Post Cards from Ontario

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

 

Montreal Road, Cummings Bridge (Ottawa) Ont.

 

King Street (East) looking West, showing Sir John Macdonald statue, Hamilton, Ont.

 

Regatta Day, Stony Lake, Kawartha Lakes, Ont.

 

Municipal Buildings, Cobourg, Canada

 

Queens Square showing Knox Church and Opera House, Galt, Ont., Canada

 

Dickson School, Galt, Ont.

 

Birds Eye View of Merrickville, Ont., Golf Links in back ground.

 

St. Lawrence Street, Merrickville, Ont.

 

Ottawa River Scene

 

Chaudiere Falls, Ottawa

 

Wellington St., Ottawa

 

Parliament Buildings from Nepean Point, Ottawa
Sir John A. Macdonald Monument, Ottawa
Entrance to House of Parliament, Ottawa

 

Jarvis Street Baptist Church, Toronto, Canada

 

City Hall, Toronto

 

Osgoode Hall (Law Courts), Toronto, Canada

 

The Armouries, Toronto, Canada

 

Temple Building, Toronto, Canada

 

On the Terrace showing Manufactures’ and Women’s Building, Toronto Exhibition, Canada

 

Trinity College, Toronto, Canada

 

Bridge, at Little River, Gore Street, Perth, Ont.

 

Water Scene near the Island, Toronto

 

Perth, Ont.

 

Scene on the Tay, Perth, Ont.

 

Victoria Park, Smith’s Falls, Ont.
Poonahmalee Cut above Smiths Falls, Ont.

 

Harbor Scene Prescott
Water Front, Prescott, Ont.

 

King Street West, Iroquois, Ont.

 

Minden, Ont.

 

Post Office & Parliament Blds., Ottawa

 

Ontario Wheat Field

 

Harvesting

 

 

 

Postcards from Canada

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