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Humber, Lake Shore Road

Front: Colour painting – of Humber, Lake Shore Road, Toronto Canada. From the far left is a large white building with a dark roof with a wooden balcony, beside this is large green trees. In front of the building is a sign facing the opposite way that reads, ‘Garden Party’ strung up on a lamp post and on the buildings balcony. Behind the sign are three vehicles, a black car and the two at the front are buggy’s or wagons. There is another lamp pole directly beside a streetcar rail. There is a brown empty streetcar on the rail. Behind the streetcar is the back of terminal for streetcars. The terminal building is white with a red-brown roof. To the centre-right of the image is a bridge over Mimico Creek. The bridge runs over a dirt road and to the farthest right are two individuals walking along the dirt road with trees to their right. The title “Humber, Lake Shore Road, Toronto, Canada” appears in red in the upper left corner, and an identification code of 104.070 (JV) appears in the lower left corner in black.

Back: Divided back. Some printed text identifies the maker as Valentine & Sons Publishing. Handwritten text in pencil addresses the card to Mrs C. (Mary) Bones with a note from Y & aK (unsure on aK).

The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.

Entrance to Long Branch Park

Front: Real Picture Post Card, Black and White Photograph. Postcard of the entrance to Long Branch Park. Road entrance with stone gates at centre, trees in background, and signed storefronts to the right. No border on the image. Handwritten title on image in white, all caps, reads "Entrance to Long Branch Park." In image, two people (appears to be a man and a woman) stand in front of a storefront advertising Coca-Cola, Cold Drinks, and Ice Cream Cones. A sign further back reads “Long Branch Amusement Park.”

Back: Divided back postcard. A handwritten note in cursive is addressed to Mrs. Badgley in Canfield, Ontario from Leon. It bears most of a 1911 King George V in Admiral Uniform 2 cent stamp.

Port Credit, near Toronto, Canada

Front: Colour picture. The top of the image is a blue fading into white/beige sky. On the left, there are multiple boats in a small body of water. Behind the boats on the horizon there are a few red buildings surrounded by green grass and some trees. In the middle of the image, there is a light brown/tan pathway with a light red three rowed barrier on either side. On the left side of the pathway near the start of the bridge, there are two women in dresses and a hat walking away from the water. Behind the two women walking, there are two wooden electricty/telegraph poles. Part of the path is a bridge going over water. Beside the bridge, there is a small brown house-like structure on the water. On the other side of the bridge, there are two men walking towards the water with a blue car close behind, as well as a man and woman going in the opposite direction. On the right of the photo, there atre three trees and a small pond. The pond has a structure and a dock or small boats. The bottom of the image is just a continution of the path. In the lower right corner is the identifying code “104 483” and in a small circle the letters “JV.”

Back: Divided back. Some printed text identifies the maker as Valentine & Sons Publishing on the left. On the top right corner, there is a rectangle for a stamp. Along the top in the middle, there is some text and two globes. Below the text, there is a vertical line dividing the page in half.

The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.

Physical Training

Front: Real Picture Post Card, Black and White Photograph. Approximately 47 men stand facing the camera in formation, legs spread and hands on their hips. They wear dark pants, white shoes, and either white t-shirts or undershirts. At the far left of the image, a man stands at attention in profile. He wears dark pants, dark shoes, a white long-sleeved shirt, and a thick belt. The area around the men is empty, likely dirt or low grass, with no defining features. In the background, at least a half dozen low buildings with prominent chimneys can be seen.

Back: Divided back, does not feature line separating sides. Text across the top reads “POST CARD” in outlined block letters. Underneath reads “MADE IN CANADA”, and below that, separated by a long space are the words “CORRESPONDENCE” and “ADDRESS”. To the right is a stamp box. The stamp box does not feature an outline, but consists of the letters “AZO” forming a border on the tops and sides. The corners of the border are marked with small symbols, possibly squares. The centre of the stamp box reads “PLACE STAMP HERE”. There are no additional decorations. A handwritten (cursive) note in black ink reads: “P.T. Course at Long Branch Ont.”

Grounds and Office Building

Front: Colour picture – Mimico Branch Asylum in the early 1900s. To the left of the image are dark, bushy trees and a green, manicured lawn. To the right of the image is a large shrub that covers part of a large red brick building with peaks and many windows. The lawn features several small flower beds and a light tan stone or dirt walkway. At the end of the walkway, what looks to be a human figure can be seen, possibly a statue. In the upper left of the postcard, printed over the trees, text on the image reads: “Grounds and Office. Mimico Asylum, Toronto, Canada.” In the lower right corner is the identifying code “104 071” and in a small circle the letters “JV.”

Back: Undivided back. Some printed text identifies the maker as Valentine & Sons Publishing. Handwritten text in black ink addresses the card to Irma Glennie, with a note from Emma. It is postmarked October 4, 1909 at 10 PM in Toronto, ON. It bears a 1903 King Edward VII 3/4 profile 1 cent stamp.

The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.

Mohawk Institute, Brantford, Canada

Front: Colour picture of the Mohawk Institute. The top of the image is a blue sky with some white clouds. In the middle of the image is a mostly red brick (but with some grey bricks along the bottom) building with white trim and a grey roof. The building has many windows. In the centre of the building, there are stairs leading to a door surrounded by white pillars. The white pillars extend from the ground to the roof and on the second floor, appears to also include balconies. There are four chimneys on the roof, two closer to the left and two on the right. In front of the building is a tan path way extending from the bottom corner to the stairs. The rest of the space in front of the building is green grass. On the right side, there is a green leafed tree. In the upper left of the postcard, printed over the trees, text on the image reads: “Mohawk Institute, Brantford, Canada.”

Back: Divided back. Some printed text identifies the maker as Stedman Bros. Limited along the left side. There is text along the top and a rectangle with text in the upper right corner. Below is the divided back with lines and text. No letter was written on the card.

Stedman Bros. Limited

Grounds and Office Building

Front: Colour picture – Mimico Branch Asylum in the early 1900s. To the left of the image are dark, bushy trees and a green, manicured lawn. To the right of the image is a large shrub that covers part of a large red brick building with peaks and many windows. The lawn features several small flower beds and a light tan stone or dirt walkway. At the end of the walkway, what looks to be a human figure can be seen, possibly a statue. In the upper left of the postcard, printed over the trees, text on the image reads: “Grounds and Office. Mimico Asylum, Toronto, Canada.” In the lower right corner is the identifying code “104 071” and in a small circle the letters “JV.”

Back: Divided back. Some printed text identifies the maker as Valentine & Sons Publishing. Handwritten text in black ink addresses the card to Miss Ethel Herron, with a note from Lizyannie. It is postmarked August 24, 1909 in Ellesmere, Ontario at 8pm. It bears a 1903 King Edward VII 3/4 profile 1 cent stamp.

The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.

Mimico Asylum (Lakeside Sanatorium)

Front: Coloured, printed postcard. Depicts about a blue sky with some white clouds, eight red brick buildings with blueish-grey roofs, a large field, and 13 cricket players. The field is green but at the forefront of the image, there is a gravel path. The cricket players are all dressed in white. “Mimico Asylum (Lakeside Sanatorium), Toronto, Canada.” is in printed text on top right. Bottom right of the image reads “JV” in a circle with the number “104,072”.

Back: Divided back. Some printed text identifies the maker as Valentine & Sons Publishing. Handwritten text in blue ink addresses the card to Fry Pedro, with a note from Liniy(?) and Sam. It is dated January 10, 1914.

The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.

Mimico Asylum (Lakeside Sanatorium)

Front: Coloured, printed postcard. Depicts about a blue sky with some white clouds, eight red brick buildings with blueish-grey roofs, a large field, and 13 cricket players. The field is green but at the forefront of the image, there is a gravel path. The cricket players are all dressed in white. “Mimico Asylum (Lakeside Sanitorium), Toronto, Canada” is in printed text on top left. Bottom right of the image reads “JV” in a circle with the number “104,072”.

Back: Divided back. Some printed text identifies the maker as Valentine & Sons Publishing. Handwritten text in pencil addresses the card to Miss Esther Appelquist, with a note from Mallie. It is postmarked February 13, 1912 at 2 PM in Toronto. It bears a 1911 King George V in Admiral Uniform 1 cent stamp.

The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.

Mimico Asylum (Lakeside Sanatorium)

Front: Coloured, printed postcard. Depicts about a blue sky with some white clouds, eight red brick buildings with blueish-grey roofs, a large field, and 13 cricket players. The field is green but at the forefront of the image, there is a gravel path. The cricket players are all dressed in white. “Mimico Asylum (Lakeside Sanitorium), Toronto, Canada” is in printed text on top left. Bottom right of the image reads “JV” in a circle with the number “104,072”.

Back: Undivided back. Some printed text identifies the maker as Valentine & Sons Publishing. Handwritten text in blue ink addresses the card to Mrs. Madden, with a note from JLE. It is postmarked April 21, 1910 at 1 pm in Toronto, ON. It bears a 1903 King Edward VII 3/4 profile 1 cent stamp.

The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.

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