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Featured Pieces: Picturesque Postcards

The steamer Geneva leaving the Barrie dock. 2016-05-01T19:21:19+00:00
Postcard of the Methodist Church on the corner of Elizabeth Street (Dunlop Street West) and Toronto Street. 2016-09-05T16:18:42+00:00
An aerial postcard showing Memorial Square with Toronto Dominion Bank and surrounding shops. 2016-06-14T18:52:54+00:00
A Postcard showing Barrie Post Office across from the Grand Trunk Railway Station at Post Office Square on Dunlop Street East. 2016-09-03T19:27:42+00:00
Postcard of residents enjoying summer fun at Centennial Park. 2016-06-11T01:29:27+00:00
A postcard showing the Allandale Train Station when owned and run by the Grand Trunk Railroad. 2016-07-04T00:45:09+00:00
Postcard night shot of the illuminated Marketplace Arch as well as the City Hall and Municipal Buildings. 2016-05-21T20:01:45+00:00
Postcard showing an aerial view of the Bayshore Motor Hotel. 2016-09-05T16:31:57+00:00
Postcard showing Toronto Dominion Bank of Canada on the corner of Owen Street and Dunlop Street East. 2016-09-06T17:49:02+00:00
Postcard showing the Armouries beside Queen’s Park. 2016-09-05T16:18:52+00:00
Postcard showing aerial view of downtown and waterfront. 2016-12-10T21:47:19+00:00
A postcard showing Dunlop Street East. 2017-10-15T23:07:37+00:00


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