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Richard L. Frost postcard collection
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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).

[Unidentified band]

Item consists of a postcard of an unidentified band. Postally unused, the verso includes "Brampton" written in pencil; this may be written by the original owner, or may have been written by a dealer, in which case it may only be where the estate they purchased it from lived.

Dale Est., Brampton, Ont.

Item consists of a photographic postcard of an unidentified road, likely either Vodden Street, Main Street North, or a street to the north of the property. It primarily focuses on the nearby houses.

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