Wiarton & Oxenden Real Photo postcards

A new page has been added featuring real photo postcards from Wiarton, Ontario, and the adjacent settlement of Oxenden.

Real Photo postcards

I’ve begun migrating some of the no-longer-accessible content from the old website format into the current site format for my Real Photo Post Card (RPPC) collection. I’ve started with a section on cards from the Bruce Peninsula. I’ll add more sections as time passes.

Toronto Litho to France

This Toronto Litho Canadian Cities Series pioneer postcard showing vignettes of Winnipeg was mailed with a 2¢ QV Numeral stamp from Montreal with a Montreal Flag C cancel on August 8, 1901 to Courtenay-Loiret, France, and bears a receiver dated August 19th.

Toronto Litho to Algeria 1903

The Toronto Litho Canadian Cities Series pioneer postcard was part of correspondence between two women, Madeleine Ellis in Toronto’s Rosedale neighbourhood at 66 Glen Road, the other, Martha Antoine, in Staouéli-Trappa, Algiers in Algeria. Staouéli is a municipality in Algiers province, Algeria.

In 1843 the Trappists obtained a grant of 2500 acres of land on the site of the Battle of Staouéli (fought on June 19, 1830 during the French conquest of Algeria) where they built a monastery where 100 monks lived and worked. The card appears to be addressed to the vicinity of the monastery, which is no longer active.

The Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (also known as “Trappists”) is a Roman Catholic contemplative religious order, consisting of monasteries of monks and monasteries of nuns.