‘Stedman Bros. Picture Postcard Handbook 1905–1930s’ A new and updated, deluxe second edition. A much expanded section on Stedman Bros. business history, revealing the identity of the elusive German printer responsible for the majority of Stedman Bros. colour view cards, new “fancy postcard” series, more of the wholesale series’ by Stedman Bros. for other firms. Over one thousand images of the +6,500 postcards catalogued inside! More details and ordering information here.
‘The J.W. Bald Picture Postcard Handbook 1902-1955 Second Edition’ by Roy Sennett & Edward Sennett. Edited by Michael Smith.
Detailing J. W. Bald’s early years as an apprentice photographer in Barrie, Ontario with photos of his first studio in Penetanguishene and Midland.
Comprehensive listings and over 900 images of some of the most sought after Bald postcards in Canada.
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‘The Reuben Sallows Picture Postcard Handbook‘ by Mike Smith, TPC #940 and Larry Mohring, TPC#725. A ‘Canadian Photographic Genius’, Ontario photographer Reuben Sallows (1855–1937) is little known outside of Huron County. From his Goderich studio in the 1890s, he became a master photographer of local folks in their natural surroundings. His stellar outdoor photos caught the eye of magazine publishers, railway companies and government ministries. This handbook links as many antique postcards as possible to their original Sallows photograph. Full colour, laminated soft cover, spiral bound; 8.5 by 11 inches, 310 pages including a lavishly-illustrated biography of Reuben Sallows. 1800+ postcards catalogued by publisher and 1300+ illustrations. Order from Mike Smith or Larry Mohring
‘The W. E Hebb Picture Postcard Handbook 1904 – 1914’
120 colourful pages of postcards from the Maritime provinces from the early 1900s by publisher W.E. Hebb of Halifax, N.S. Researched and compiled by Alan Hebb, TPC#341, grandson of W.E. Hebb.
‘Postcards from Lake of Bays’ by Bruce MacLellan, TPC#1371
Published in 2007, illustrates the history of this Muskoka lake using postcards from 1900 to the late 1940s. Hard cover, 160-pages of mostly colour images and includes all parts of the lake, local villages and old resorts. A sequel and companion book published in 2010, ‘Back Again at Lake of Bays’ has 160-pages featuring postcards and places not included in the first book. Profits from the sale of these books go to the Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation. Available for CDN $26.95 plus GST and mailing by calling Bruce at (416) 969-2727.
‘Postcard Memories Orillia’ by Marcel Rousseau, TPC#1566 Featuring a selection of 270 of the best postcard views of Orillia from the early 1900s accumulated over 25 years of collecting. Includes a brief history of postcards in Canada and an historical summary of the Orillia photographers, printers and retailers involved in publishing and selling these wonderful local views. Available at several locations around Orillia for CDN $19.95 plus GST or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Postcards of Olde Aurora’ by Bob McRoberts, TPC#1328
122 images of the Town of Aurora, Ontario, mostly from 1900 to 1930 as captured in postcards of the day. A brief history of the image on each postcard is alongside each view. Soft cover, coil bound, 112 pages with 72 pages in colour, 5½” x 8½”, includes an index of 165 items of interest. Published for the Sesquicentennial Project of the Town of Aurora in 2013. Available for $15.00 plus postage by emailing Bob at email@example.com or by calling 905-727-4636.