Postcards from Peterborough and the Kawarthas


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A century ago, people sent postcards like we make phone calls today. Postcards offered not just an inexpensive and efficient means of communication but also a glimpse of faraway, often extraordinary places. In some cases, postcards are the only surviving visual record of a specific place or event.

This book is the first to focus exclusively on the history of postcard manufacturing and collecting in the Kawarthas. The cards featured in its pages date from about 1900 to 1945 and include views of residential and downtown streets, important (and, in some cases, lost) architectural landmarks, city skylines and natural landscapes, special events, important people and groups, institutions and organizations, and scenes from the Trent-Severn
Waterway including bridges, lift locks, and steamboats.