I bought this from EBay for my Lanark County collection as I thought the message was quite neat, and I had not seen this landscape before. It was sent August 7th, 1905 and postmarked Lanark Village. The front is a scene “The Clyde — Lanark, Ontario ( as seen from the Lower Bridge)
It was addressed to Miss S. Sullivan in Arnprior c/o Telephone Office and sent by N. K in Lanark.
The message was:
“I was just settling down for a nice talk last night when some person cut it short. Say do not let the girls call unless I call first because the Boss has caught me overtime, and what I don’t want is to get caught again. Try and come to C. P.”
August 2, 2018 · Prior Fun Facts53) Switchboard operators for the Bell Telephone Company used to connect incoming and outgoing calls to local residents. Their office was on John Street in the building which is currently (2012) home to
This postcard was sent by a friend in 1907 asking Eva to come visit her in Carleton Place. I always love buying these as I try to find out who they are. The sender only had their initials, but I still could track down Eva Muir from Renfrew. Eva passed away in April of 1930. I could find out no more information about her.
Dugald James New lived and worked as a labourer for a period of time in Almonte, and from what I can tell he moved on to working with the Moore logging camp in the Ottawa region. ( thanks to Jaan Kolk) He was in love with Emma Buffam who lived in Appleton and them moved to Carleton Place and her nickname to everyone was ‘Kid”. I have also found postcards from other logging locations so I will do a few postcards each day so we can put their romance together.They dated by postcards for almost 4 years.
Postcards from Dugald James New to Emma Buffam in Carleton Place ( there are about 60 of them- and will put up two a day) thanks –thanks to Cathy & Terry Machin-
Got a card from Ernie and he thought you were a dandy. When I go home to see you, you will be out. Say Kid, wish you were here you would have a lot to do as we have a lot to do. Did you hear anything about the wedding? Brice came home just before I left and didn’t have time to talk to him. Well this is ‘all the lies’ I can think of. Answer soon!!
May 9 1910
Well Kid I got that letter you said you sent last week so I thought and would save you asking the Boogieman about it. Well kid, it rained this afternoon and getting ready to see the explosion in Hull.(Quebec) so I don’t have much time. Besides a lot of running around I have to do. Well kid I suppose you are having a good time, but answer soon, if not sooner. DUG
October 19, 1910, Ottawa ( postmarked Ottawa CPR MC)
We had to work tonight, and I did not have a chance to get up. I may be up tomorrow night if nothing happens. We are having one heck of a swell time I don’t think. I worked from twelve o’clock last night until seven this morning. Well kid, be good.
August 16, 1910 ( postmarked Train Number G)
Here we are having a lovely time working all day and part of the night. I saw Annie B this morning and was talking to her. I have not been in the water yet ( logging) and have no notion to go in. He has not asked me to go in yet. I think I will be here for a day or two.
Well kid, be good. Soon
April 10, 1912Caledonia Springs
We came down today, and it is certainly a nice place to drop off at as we mot certainly can’t get home until midnight on the freight train. We aew all now in the prime of health. If nothing happens I may drive down to the house on Sunday around 2 or 2:30 if it is good weather. Well kid, don’t write again until I see you, because I don’t know what kind of place this is and we never come back. I will close remaining your friend
January 3, 1911 Point Fortune
We got here okay and I think I will go out on the job tomorrow. Hope it won’t get that hard on me. But never mind, things may pick up for me. Mr Demers did not come out with us as his son Duncan came off the train we were on. I wrote a car from Rigaud to you. Answer soon if not sooner. I also don’tknow what happened to Tom. He was on the train when we left Carleton Place and that is the last we seen of him. Would you see if he is at home and answer right back?
I have been putting up her postcards for the last few weeks– now I am going to document them all. Thanks Sally Tuffin!
This would be looking up the river from the town hall bridge. The left hand side would be where Spring St. Is now.
This is Metcalfe park at the base of Bay Hill looking up the river. The park was named after a Dr. Metcalfe. Postmarked Feb. 12, 1909. Both there’s two postcards were published by the Stedman Bros. store.
Postmarked Feb. 8, 1908. Published by M.R. MacFarlane in Almonte. These falls are up from Metcalfe Park where the river flows into the bay.
Bay Hill no publisher or postmark.
No publisher or postmark.
No.publisher or postmark.
Postmarked Feb. 1, 1910 published by Mrs. E. Grieg of Almonte.
Postmarked Sept.28, 1907. Unknown publisher.
Postmarked July 6, 1908, published by M.R. MacFarlane
Postmark July 19, 1906.
Postmarked Sept. 11, 1909. Published by M.R.MacFarlane.
Postmarked April 3, 1908. Published by M.R. MacFarlane.
Postmarked Aug. 22, 1907. Publisher unknown.
No date unknown publisher.
Postmarked Feb. 1, 1915. Published by Stedman Bros.
Unmailed, no postmark
Postmarked Apr. 12, 1915 Published by Warwick Bros. & Ritter, Toronto, ON
Postmarked March 2, 1915. Published by Valentine’s and Sons Montreal and Toronto.
Yesterday I found an old postcard that featured William Street from my childhood home of Cowansville, Quebec. It brought back a lot of memories for me that came out of the woodwork when I looked at it.
I remember visiting the Barker family home from time to time on William Street with my Grandparents, and the smile that their daughter Karen always gave me. You don’t forget things like that, nor do you forget the excitement that William Street also held for you once a year. Word around the neighbourhood was that William Street had the best Halloween candy, and the street was always crowded with kids looking for the ultimate sugar buzz. Some of the folks on William Street were the first ones to give out small individual chocolate bar treats. My very first taste of a tiny O’Henry treat bar first occurred on that very street.
They say a picture is worth a 1000 words and that wasn’t the only thing I will remember about William Street– it also became a safe detour to get me home some days. When you are 6 or 7 your fears are mostly monsters, witches, ghosts, or shadows on the wall at night. They say children at this age still have a vivid imagination–but mine was all too real.
When I would come home from school some days a small dark haired girl would venture out of her home on the Albert Street hill and follow me. I had no idea that when I was about to cross the street to walk that last 1/4 mile home she would stop and slap me on the cheek. She did it once, she did it twice, and it went on for months. I had no idea why she was doing it, and I was too afraid to tell my Father as she had warned me there would be consequences if I did. Some days I walked down Albert Street and took my chances, and other days I took a detour down William Street and cut across Oliver Street and then through the back field.
I can’t remember when this horrible ordeal stopped, and I realize today she was probably mimicking a very bad situation at home. Today, even at 65 I can still remember her face like it was yesterday. As Raymond Chandler once said:
“The streets were dark sometimes with something more than the night”
For email, the old postcard rule applies. Nobody else is supposed to read your postcards, but you’d be a fool if you wrote anything private on one. Judith Martin
I saw these on Tuesday and loved them. Nothing but hidden postcard gems of Carleton Place and Perth were found on the walls of Scott Reid’s office. They are hung at 224 Bridge Street Carleton Place, Ontario