XXth Century

This series of patriotic postcards shows a card front with a red ensign on a flag staff and a scenic image. The undivided card back, with an art nouveau flavour, show an elaborate view of a young woman in a gown bearing a torch, dancing on a globe, set against the radiating rays of the sun against a snowy mountain backdrop, with the words “XXth Century” superimposed below the sun. The cards are 3.5” x 6” in size, and are often found trimmed in length to fit standard postcard albums.


The cards appear to date from 1901, and feature scenes from various locations including Muskoka, Niagara, Toronto and other  locales. Some of the scenes feature photos used on Canadian View Card Co. postcards. While photos were often used by many different publishers, the elaborate card back suggests this series may also have been published by the Canadian View Card Co.

One of the Highland Hostelries, Lake Rosseau, Muskoka

Love’s Young Dream on Shadow River, Lake Rosseau, Muskoka

Camping Party on Shores of Lake Rosseau, Muskoka

Card back

Demon of the Gorge

City Hall, Toronto

Temple Building, Toronto

The Heart of Niagara, From Michigan Central, Falls View

Upper End of the Gorge, Niagara Falls in the Distance

Corona “The Bright Sun-Ray” near Lewiston

Chicora Passing out of Mouth of River

Normal School, Toronto