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Wintry wonderland captured in 1908 postcard depicting West Street

Image was published during golden era of postcards and sold by R.O. Smith, a downtown Orillia merchant
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Postcard Memories is a weekly series of historic postcard views and photos submitted by Marcel Rousseau.

Some were previously published by the Orillia Museum of Art and History and in the book Postcard Memories Orillia.

There is a lot of snow in this view of West Street looking north from Coldwater Road.

On the left is the Baptist Church and next to it is the Guardian Angels Catholic Church.

This Postcard was published around 1908 during the golden era of postcards and before the widespread use of telephones, by R.O. Smith, a downtown Orillia merchant.

Dated Sept. 24, 1909, the card was mailed from Orillia to Miss Lottie Goss, Prices Corner’s Ont., with the message: “Are you going to the Fair? I will likely see you if you go. Yours as B.4. May C.”




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