Belvidere Hotel, Parry Sound

Belvidere Hotel

Parry Sound Ont. ....................1896....

This card is one of a series published by William Bryce of Toronto. Other know cards include vignettes of Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake and London, Ontario. William Bryce began publishing cards in 1895 after the change in postal regulations permitted private post cards. Allan Steinhart illustrates Bryce’s Toronto design in his The Postal History of the Post Card in Canada 1878–1911 on page 27, showing a November 1896 usage.

Below, reverse of the card

Private Post Card

The Address Only to be Written on this Side

with ad for W.A. Moffat, Bookseller...Stationer

Fancy Goods, Games, Toys, Indian Work in Birch Bark, Fine Tobaccos, Cigars and Cigarettes

With a 1¢ Small Queen stamp cancelled with a Parry Sound CDS cancellation dated July 29, 1896

addressed to Miss Ada Ballantyne, 84 Homewood Avenue, Toronto, Ont.