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Featured Pieces: Picturesque Postcards

Postcard showing Highway 11 South leaving the city. 2016-09-05T16:31:57+00:00
Postcard showing a Civic Holiday crowd in front of the railway station. 2016-09-05T23:04:37+00:00
A postcard of Queen’s Park featuring the old bandstand. 2016-07-01T19:56:19+00:00
A postcard showing Grand Trunk Railway Depot. 2016-09-03T19:21:11+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
Souvenir of Barrie Postcard Collection showing Barrie Central Collegiate on Bradford Street. 2016-09-05T16:32:18+00:00
Aerial postcard showing downtown including the Woolworth building on the corner of Ross and Bayfield Streets. 2016-09-05T16:08:43+00:00
Three views of Lovers Creek on a postcard. 2016-05-18T05:20:33+00:00
A postcard from Barrie sent in 1895 featuring the waterfront, Market Square and Lovers Creek. 2016-05-01T18:51:50+00:00
A large postcard showing City Hall before its demolition in 1985. 2016-07-08T04:49:32+00:00
Postcard showing an aerial view of the Royal Victoria Hospital on Ross Street. 2016-09-05T16:31:53+00:00
Postcard showing The Clarkson Hotel on corner of Dunlop Street West and Mulcaster Street. 2016-09-06T17:49:03+00:00


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