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  • CA LGIC ARC
  • Collection
  • 1880 - ?

Collection of archival documents in care of the LGIC.

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. A note to Laurie has been handwritten in black ink. The postcard has not been addressed or stamped.

The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.

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.”

Two postmarks are visible on the front. Both are oriented so that the circle is towards the center and the wavy lines are between the circle and the edge of the card. In the upper right, the dark postmark ink partially covers the roof of the building. Towards the lower left, over the lawn, the postmark ink is very faded.

Back: Divided back. Some printed text identifies the maker as Valentine & Sons Publishing. Handwritten text in black ink addresses the card to Miss L. Smith, with a note from Bessie. It is postmarked July 12, 1910 in Toronto, Ontario at 8pm. It bears an upside down 1903 King Edward VII 3/4 profile 1 cent stamp.

Lake Shore Road and Long Branch Car

Front: Colour photograph postcard of the Long Branch streetcar on Lakeshore Road. Dirt road is centred in image with streetcar on tracks to left. One man appears to be disembarking. Trees flank the road on either side, and a low wooden fence is prominent along the right side of the road. Behind the fence in the foreground is a telephone pole – two more poles can be seen further in the background. Also behind the fence is a view of the lake. At the top of the postcard, printed over the sky towards the right side is the title: “Lake Shore Road and Long Branch Car, Toronto, Ontario.” In the lower left corner is the identifying code: “104.069” and in a small circle the letters “JV.”

Back: Divided back. Some printed text identifies the maker as Valentine & Sons Publishing. Handwritten text in pencil on left hand side of card.

The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.

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. The back of this postcard is completely blank.

The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.

Lake Shore Road and Long Branch Car

Front: Colour photograph postcard of the Long Branch streetcar on Lakeshore Road. Dirt road is centred in image with streetcar on tracks to left. One man appears to be disembarking. Trees flank the road on either side, and a low wooden fence is prominent along the right side of the road. Behind the fence in the foreground is a telephone pole – two more poles can be seen further in the background. Also behind the fence is a view of the lake. At the top of the postcard, printed over the sky towards the right side is the title: “Lake Shore Road and Long Branch Car, Toronto, Ontario.” In the lower left corner is the identifying code: “104.069” 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 Staunton Virginia, with a note from an unnamed writer to Mr. Guy Kyle. It is postmarked July 15, 1910 in Toronto, Ontario at 8pm. It bears a 1903 King Edward VII 3/4 profile 1 cent stamp.  

The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.

Lakeshore 1968

Rectangular hard back book with a burgundy coloured fake leather/paper binding. The front cover has the year and school name going vertically down the left side in a yellow/gold colour. The front cover from about 1/3 from the left to the opposite end has embossed/pressed circles and diamonds. The back cover has a leather like pattern with the makers mark on the bottom right. Inside the book has around 115 pages with black and white text and pictures. The end sheets are a yellow/gold colour.

American Yearbook Co.

Lake Shore Road and Long Branch Car

Front: Colour photograph postcard of the Long Branch streetcar on Lakeshore Road. Dirt road is centred in image with streetcar on tracks to left. One man appears to be disembarking. Trees flank the road on either side, and a low wooden fence is prominent along the right side of the road. Behind the fence in the foreground is a telephone pole – two more poles can be seen further in the background. Also behind the fence is a view of the lake. At the top of the postcard, printed over the sky towards the right side is the title: “Lake Shore Road and Long Branch Car, Toronto, Ontario.” In the lower left corner is the identifying code: “104.069” and in a small circle the letters “JV.”

Back: Divided back. Some printed text identifies the maker as Valentine & Sons Publishing. Handwritten text in blue ink on left hand side of card. Some brown marks from centre to right hand side.

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 right. Bottom right of the image reads “JV” in a circle with the number “104,072”. Top half of the postcard (horizontal) has a handwritten message in black, faded ink.

Back: Printed text at top middle reads “Souvenir Post Card.” To the left of the postage stamp is a postmark that reads “Milton West, AM, OC 13, 09, ONT”. Bottom right has handwritten address for receiver. Left half of back has handwritten message, upside down. Left side underneath written message is printed text which reads “The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal and Toronto. Printed in Great Britain.” It bears a 1903 King Edward VII 3/4 profile 1 cent stamp.

The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.

Beautiful Dreamers

Vertical colour image. The image features a man and a woman embracing from the chest up. The man is on the left and the woman on the right. The man’s head is slightly cut off at the top of the image. He has short brown hair and is wearing a white button up shirt. The woman is wearing a purple feathered hat and a pink top with a white collar. The white collar has floral embroidery and the pink fabric has a burgundy design. At the bottom corner of the image, there is a marbled green and grey book with a white title. The bottom of the image has a green rectangle with white text. The document is within a black frame.

Cinexus/Famous Players

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