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Featured Pieces: Picturesque Postcards

Postcard showing pine trees that line Highway 11 South near Mapleview Drive. 2016-09-06T17:49:05+00:00
The steamer Geneva leaving the Barrie dock. 2016-05-01T19:21:19+00:00
Coloured Postcard of a regatta happening on Kempenfelt Bay in front of the Barrie Train Station. 2016-09-05T16:32:14+00:00
Christmas card from Mayor Bob Bentley and City Council. 2016-09-05T16:31:54+00:00
Postcard of the view looking East on Dunlop Street at Five Points. 2016-11-24T11:14:43+00:00
The Cenotaph with the Post Office to the left and the Barrie Train Station directly behind it. 2016-04-21T09:23:29+00:00
A colour postcard showing the shore of Kempenfelt Bay, the railway tracks and Canadian National Railway Station in Barrie. 2016-04-21T09:28:15+00:00
Postcard showing Memorial Square (Fred Grant Square) on Dunlop Street East. 2016-09-06T20:27:06+00:00
Official picture and signature of Dorian Parker, Mayor 1973-1977. 2016-09-05T16:31:54+00:00
Postcard showing Mulcaster Street Looking West. 2016-09-06T15:25:57+00:00
Postcard looking North at the Foot of Mulcaster Street from Heritage Park. 2016-05-21T20:01:59+00:00
Souvenir of Barrie Postcard Collection showing the Canadian General Electric Building on Bradford Street. 2016-09-05T16:32:05+00:00


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