Saturday, April 29, 2017, 2:00pm – Noted railway enthusiast and author Ralph Beaumont presents his most recent book ‘Heckman’s Canadian Pacific: A Photographic Journey’. As photographer for the CPR, Joseph Heckman travelled across Canada by train and hand car between 1898 and 1915 shooting images of the fledgling national railway system with his glass plate camera.

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Vintage Postcards from the Toronto Reference Library

WWI silkA Salute to 1914 and WWI from the Toronto Reference Library in two stories about silk embroidered postcards from their collection.
Silk Embroidered World War I Postcards
A Canadian Love Story in WWI Silk Embroidered Postcard



Happy Valentine’s Day! from the Toronto Reference Library. Open the links to read stories based on the Valentine postcards found in the Toronto Reference Library’s collection. The first is an intriguing story with Toronto connections, the other a selection featuring some of the more unusual ones.
TRL ValentineValentine duo

Happy Halloween! This delightful Ellen Clapsaddle Halloween greeting is from the extensive collection of vintage Halloween postcards at the Toronto Reference Library. Have a look!

Did you know that the Toronto Reference Library has an extensive vintage postcard collection? If you like early photographs/images/postcards of Toronto and Canada, visit the Digital Archive which includes rare historical pictures, maps, manuscripts, ephemera and digitized books from our Special Collections for research, study and discovery. Toronto Public Library has some of its photo/ephemera collections online at Pinterest and Flickr as well as many of its past exhibits and displays in virtual exhibitions. If you cannot visit them in person, visit them online!

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