POSTCARD QUEST This view was taken in the 1890s on the Bay of Quinte in Belleville, Ontario.The building behind the boats is what was then known as the Ontario Institution for the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb (now the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf). This photo was copied from the school’s semi-monthly publication called The Canadian Mute (March 1, 1898, Vol. 6, No. 16, Page 5). There was also an accompanying description which read: “Our former pupils will recognize in the engraving on the front page some of the familiar scenes of the Bay of Quinte. The photo – ice-boating on the bay – will recall to many of them the sports and pastimes of years gone by while they were scholars here. The engraving was taken from a photo of the Institution ice-boat fleet and some of our readers may be able to recognize their own shadows in the group.” If you have any information about this photo or know where an original copy or copies might be found, please E-mail the Toronto Postcard Club at email@example.com
________________________________________________________________________ War of 1812
This image is from the Wikipedia article about the conflict. For a selection of
War of 1812 Bicentennial events and articles use the link to access a list compiled by The Ontario Historical Society. Many activities are planned through 2013.
The City of Toronto also has a list of commemorative events and the CBC provides a peek at Toronto’s little-seen War of 1812 relics here.
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Posted from Toronto, July 11, 1911.
This is some city. Going somewhere all the time. Will be home soon. Blanche.”