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Featured Pieces: Picturesque Postcards

Christmas card from Mayor Bob Bentley and City Council. 2016-09-05T16:31:54+00:00
A postcard showing Dunlop Street East. 2017-10-15T23:07:37+00:00
A colourized postcard showing Downtown Barrie including Mulcaster Street, Market Square and several churches. Photograph taken from the old Courthouse on Worsley Street. 2016-05-01T19:19:43+00:00
Postcard showing an aerial veiw of the downtown core. 2016-09-06T14:12:01+00:00
Postcard showing aerial view of downtown and waterfront. 2016-12-10T21:47:19+00:00
Postcard with portrait taken at a local business (a). 2017-03-29T00:44:14+00:00
A postcard showing Grand Trunk Railway Depot. 2016-09-03T19:21:11+00:00
A postcard showing the County Court House on Worsley Street. 2016-09-05T23:39:31+00:00
Postcard promoting Lovers’ Creek. 2016-09-05T16:18:41+00:00
Postcard overlooking downtown. 2016-09-05T16:31:56+00:00
Postcard of Downtown Barrie showing railway lands and sail boats in the bay. 2016-05-01T19:21:54+00:00
The steamer Geneva leaving the Barrie dock. 2016-05-01T19:21:19+00:00


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