Several years ago, Toronto Postcard Club members started a list of postcards of two prolific publishers of Canadian postcard views: Valentine & Sons and Warwick Bros. & Rutter. Below are the links to those lists, as well as to a shorter list of Detroit Photo cards. About the lists … the Valentine and Warwick lists have been ‘filtered’. Click the arrow button to open the menu of categories within a column. If you are unfamiliar with how to use Microsoft Excel Autofilter, a Google search using these words will provide several how to references. The ‘all’ choice in each column will reset the list to remove the filters.
If you have a postcard that belongs on one of these lists, but isn’t there (or is listed with details that seem different than those that appear on your card) let us know. The best way is to email us at info at torontopostcardclub.com. We require the manufacturer name, postcard number (usually on the view side), the title as written on the postcard and if posted, the date of use.
Detroit Photo Co.
was one of the largest producers of postcards in the U.S. We have a list of over 300 of its Canadian (and U.S.-Canadian border area) postcards, accessible at the bottom of our Detroit Photo publisher page.
Valentine & Sons
of Dundee was once Scotland’s most successful commercial photographer. In 1907, at the height of the postcard revolution, the photographs they published showed scenes from around the world. more …