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Postcard Album fonds
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CA RBD MSG 1268
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between approximately 1905 and 1907. (Creation)
Physical description area
1 album (approximately 180 postcards) : color and black and white ; 27 x 21 cm
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of an album of chiefly scenic postcards. Roughly half depict the western regions of Canada and the United States, including: Los Angeles, Pasadena, and San Francisco, California; Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia; the Rockies; and Medicine Hat, Alberta. Other Canadian locations are represented including Ontario and Saskatchewan. European postcards make up roughly the second half of the postcards and are mostly from England, with some from Paris. A couple postcards feature cartoons or humourous scenes. One photographic postcard features kittens and there is one Christmas-themed postcard. Some of the postcards appear to have been sent between members of the Francis family of Headingley, Manitoba, including Lester Francis, Etta Francis, and Russel Francis.
Immediate source of acquisition
Purchased from the Paper Hound Bookshop, 2019.
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The album was compiled by a relative of Laurenda Daniells (née Francis), the first University Archivist of the University of British Columbia.
The majority of postcards are blank. Dated postcards feature postmarks ranging between 1905 and 1907.
Back pastedown contains manuscript notes in pencil with travel dates and locations.
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- Daniells, Laurenda, 1923-2017 (Subject)