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Richard L. Frost postcard collection

  • CA ON00380 1991.028
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1900] - 1983

Collection consists of 287 post cards from communities throughout Peel, collected by Richard L. Frost. While assembled from a variety of sources by Frost as a private citizen, he was then the Chief Administrative Officer for the Region of Peel.

Specifically pictured in the selection are Alton, Belfountain, Bolton, Brampton, Caledon Township, Caledon East, Cataract. Cheltenham, Churchville, Clarkson, Cooksville, Dixie, Eldorado Park, Erindale, Forks of the Credit, Huttonville, Inglewood, Lorne Park, Malton, Meadowvale, Mississauga, Port Credit, and Streetsville. Limited postcards from outside Peel are included, showing Norval, Owen Sound, and Port Hope.

Main St, Brampton, Ont.

Item consists of a photographic postcard of downtown Brampton, showing the British Union Jack, Canadian Red Ensign, and a coat of arms. Inscribed "Copyrighted by Atkinson Bros. 1905".

Atkinson Bros.

Brampton lacrosse team on field

Item consists of a photographic postcard of 14 members of a Brampton lacrosse team, likely the Brampton Excelsiors. A large building is in behind these players, possibly a greenhouse. Title supplied by archivist.

Brampton lacrosse team on field

Item consists of a photographic postcard of 14 members of a Brampton lacrosse team, likely the Brampton Excelsiors. A large building is in behind these players, possibly a greenhouse. Title supplied by archivist.

Public School, Brampton, Ont.

Item consists of a postcard showing the school, inset. Front reads: "Dear Mary, Are you ever going to come back to Brampton? Really, I think it is time. You would hardly know the old town now, it has grown to [sic] much this summer, new houses are going up all over. I have been going to write to you this long time."

Main St., Brampton, Ont.

Item consists of a photograph postcard showing Main St, Brampton, on top of an image titled "Picturesque Canada: Before the Leap" of Aboriginal people Hiawatha and Minnehaha.

Hiawatha, or Haiëñ'wa'tha, was leader of the Onondaga, or the Mohawk, or both in pre-Colonial times. Minnehaha is a creation of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, for the poem The Song of Hiawatha (1855).

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