Arthur Strauss Inc.—Canadian Cards

Union Station

No. 184

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

No. 185

University of Toronto

No. 137

Arthur Strauss Inc. was a New York-based publisher who extended their coverage to Canadian cards. According to the Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York City, the company published cards from 1900 to 1905. Most of the cards by Arthur Strauss feature American locales in a number of different series. The series published in Toronto shown below featured a patriotic British Red Ensign flag entwined with maple leaves. and bore the the inscription “Arthur Strauss Inc., Publishers, Toronto, Canada”.


Another Canadian series featured a crest and a Red Ensign flag and the inscription “Arthur Strauss Inc., Publishers, New York”. A series published in New York with Canadian scenes appears to have been sold and used in both the USA and Canada. Strauss cards also exist published in Niagara Falls, N.Y. A series bearing crossed US and Canadian flags may also have been intended for a cross-border audience.


All of the Toronto area cards shown here used photos from Galbraith Photo Co.


As a footnote, the Canadian Red Ensign was used as early as 1868 on an informal basis. Despite its lack of official status, the Red Ensign flew over the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa until 1904 when it was replaced by the Union Jack.

Whirlpool, Niagara Falls

No. 121

Riverdale Park

No. 190

Toronto City Hall

No. 189

Arthur Strauss Inc. Publishers, Toronto

Red Ensign and B&W Maple Leaves Series

Arthur Strauss Inc. Publishers, New York

Flag, Crest and Maple Leaves Series

Toronto General Hospital

No. 187

Armouries

No. 186

Place D’Armes

No. 217

Notre Dame Tower

No. 215

Post Office

No. 188

Osgoode Hall

No. 138

Lake Front, Toronto

No. 183

City Hall, Montreal

No. 212

Canadian Pacific RR Stn

No. 214

Parliament Bldgs, Toronto

Prospect Point

No. 167

Court House, Montreal

No. 213

Harbor from Custom House

No. 220

Niagara Falls General View

No. 101

Horse Shoe from Goat Is.

No. 117

Gorge, Niagara Falls

No. 120

Victoria Square

No. 221

Dominion Square

No. 218

Legend of the White Canoe

No. 170

City Hall, Toronto

Horse Shoe from Goat Is.

No. 118

American Falls, Niagara

No publisher attribution

Red Ensign and B&W Maple Leaves Series

Arthur Strauss Inc. Publishers, New York

Red Ensign and Coloured Maple Leaves Series

Arthur Strauss Inc. Publishers, New York

Old Glory & Red Ensign Series

General View

Rock of Ages

Corsican in Lachine Rapids

No. 219

Note that following the Toronto Series, card no. 191 starts the Thousand Islands Series, followed by the Rainbow City Series, (both shown on this page), leading into the Montreal Series shown immediately below.

Gorge, Niagara Falls

For additional Arthur Strauss postcards showing postcards featuring scenes from border areas, often sold and postally used in Canada, see this page.

American Falls

No. 115

Rock of Ages, Cave of Winds

No. 116

Prospect Point

No. 167

Legend of the White Canoe

No. 170

General View

No. 173

Card Back

General View from Canadian Side

No. 169

General View

No. 133

Legend of the White Canoe

Horseshoe Falls from

Goat Island

American Falls

No. 136

Victoria Bridge Montreal

No. 216

Niagara Falls General View

No. 134