Postcards

This collection shows a visual social history of the Toronto Island through the lens of postcards and other images. Some postcards were found on the internet, others came from private collections. The first image is a lithograph by Augustus Kollner (1813-1870) which shows a countryside scene near Toronto in 1851. The Islands are in the distance.

What is shown here is a partial view of all postcards. Follow the instructions to see all images.

Instructions: Clicking on any image below will show you an enlargement of the image here on this website. However, to access the entire collection and to see if there are any comments added to a specific image, click here to take you to Google Photos
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Instructions: Clicking on any image will show you an enlargement of the image here on this website. However, to access the entire collection and to see if there are any comments added to a specific image, click here to take you to Google Photos
Return here when done.

1 Comment for “Postcards”

Linda Leitch Scanlan

says:

Sad to report another Islander has passed on. Heather Thompson passed away early this morning from Lung Cancer. She would be 67 on Aug. 31st. Heather lived on Lakeshore Ave. Wards Island for most of her childhood years. Her parents were Harold and Ira Thompson. Harold died of a heart attack on the Ferry docks on his way to work one morning when Heather was only 12. So many Islanders passed young from various cancers and I often wonder about the hydro lines or the smelt fish we all loved to catch and eat.

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