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Catalog Number 1986.18.185
Object Name Postcard
Title St. George's Square, Guelph
Date circa 1915
Year Range from 1910
Year Range to 1920
Description Divided back, B & W postcard with correspondence and a 1-cent Canada postage stamp on back. It is a view of the Post Office, east side of Upper Wyndham St. and flower bed and Blacksmith Fountain in centre of the square. Traders Bank is showing on left and Victoria Hotel is on right. There are horse drawn vehicles, and people walking on street. There are street cars on the road one labelled "COLLEGE" and one has an advertisement for the "OPERA HOUSE" on the back. The correspondence on the card discusses the OAC boys painting the blacksmith fountain yellow and blue on Halloween. It also mentions the street car that travels to OAC which is in the picture.
hand written on front by sender: THE BUILDING FACING THIS WAY IS THE POST OFFICE, E.Y.R." back: "A. B. PETRIE & SON" "PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN"
People Petrie, Alexander Bain
Armstrong, J.B.
Stewart, Victor
Search Terms Blacksmith Fountain
Douglas Street
Ontario Agricultural College (OAC)
Petrie (A.B.) Drug Store
Post Office
Royal Opera House
St. George's Church
St. George's Square
Traders Bank of Canada
Victoria Hotel
Wellington Hotel
Wyndham Street
Subjects SCENES - STREET
GOVERNMENT - FEDERAL - POST OFFICE
ARCHITECTURE - ST. GEORGE'S SQUARE
TRANSPORTATION - STREET RAILWAY
TRANSPORTATION - BUGGIES
Dimensions 3.50/5.47 - Length/Width