The Perth & District Historical Society Presents:

Postcards of Old Perth I

From their original purpose of fast, albeit brief, communication, postcards have become an important record of Canada's history. The postcard era, which commenced in the 1870s, had its 'Golden Age' between 1907 and 1915. The study of postcards - deltiology - and their collection and display - have become a major hobby and industry. We hope to add more on the Perth area and would welcome receiving contributions.

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View upstream from Haggart Mill property; Rogers Road Bridge centre; Little Tay River at right; The residence of T. A. Code - Kininvie - loacted across Herriott Street from Code Mill; Little Tay River is at right hand corner. The Little Tay River at Gore Street, looking west past the Spalding & Stewart Distillery. The Perth Carpet Factory, located on the Tay Canal and tow path, east side of town. The Tay Canal, looking toward Beckwith Street Bridge, from Gore Street Bridge. View of the Tay Basin and 'Russell's Garden', on present location of the Crystal Palace. A fishing party on the Rideau; location unknown - "G. T. R. System". Swimming at Matheson's Bridge, the extention of Peter Street, to the Matheson Farm, which eventually became the Links' O Tay Golf Course. William's Landing, off South Street in Perth, near the site of the Last Duel; Tay Canal tow path on far side.

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