The King’s Printer

The King’s Printer published a series of patriotic postcards early in the twentieth century illustrating themes most often featuring immigration to Canada’s west, and the impacts on life as a result. Cards are identified by the numbering system shown in Michael J. Smith’sThe Canadian Patriotic Postcard Checklist 1898–1928”.

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In what appears to be a precursor to the series shown above, in 1901 the King’s Printer published a patriotic postcard encouraging immigration to Canada through the offering of free farms. The card shown below may have been part of a series, however, no other cards have been located at this time. The card appears to have been printed by the Toronto Litho Company, as it bears similarities in design and printing style, and uses vignettes from the company’s Canadian Cities Series first published in 1898.

Free Farms in Canada

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