Sydney, Cape Breton, NB
The image on this postcard shows contingent of soldiers on horseback with artillery in tow, likely likely the 17th Sydney Filed Battery on parade, possibly prior to departure for the Boer War.
According to Kenneth Joseph Donovan in his “Cape Breton at 200: historical essays in honour of the Island's bicentennial”, a field artillery company was formed in Sydney in 1859. In December 1895, the Sydney Filed Battery was renamed the 17th Sydney Field Battery. By 1899, the Sydney Battery had 101 men and 29 horses and 8 nine pound guns capable of firing more than 2,000 yards.
As of July 1, 1900, the Sydney Battery had been reduced to a 53 man garrison artillery company in order that the balance of the company could depart for service in the Boer War, where a number of men joined “E” Battery of the field artillery of the Canadian Contingent. The 17th Sydney Field Battery was officially restored July 1, 1902 after the end of the Boer War.
Below, a detail from the card.
The Harbour, Sydney, CB, NS
postally used September 3, 1900 from Sydney to France, redirected.
Port Maitland Beach
Old Block House
St. Andrews, NB
Note the text “Atkinson Bros.” on a curved line to the right
under the curved frame around the image border.
The Bore, Petticodiac River
Note that this card bears a different typeface for the Private Post Card text, unique among the cards I have encountered to date.
Basilica at St. Anne de Beaupré
This card shows the Basilica at St. Anne de Beaupré. The first church was built on the site in 1658. The first basilica was built in 1876, the year St. Anne was proclaimed the patron saint of the province of Quebec.
The Basilica is located downstream of Quebec City, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, near the downstream end of Ile d’Orleans. The building pictured on this card was destroyed by fire March 29, 1922, and was later replaced by a newer structure.
October 22, 1900 from Quebec City to Reims, Marne, France
Below, a second example sent to France June 21, 1901 (hand dated), with a reversed indcia showing 1910
St. Louis Gate, Quebec City
used from Quebec, November 17, 1900, to Nancy, France
Shadow River, Lake Rosseau
postally used from Gravenhurst to Peoria, Illinois, USA
August 6, 1901
Spencerville to Kemptville, Ontario,
February 14, 1901
Downtown street scene, Winnipeg, Man. Can.
Parliament Building, Winnipeg, Man. Can.
Moose Jaw, ASSA
Centre Star Gulch
Below, a detail from the card
The Gorge, Victoria BC
postally used December 6, 1901
with Victoria BC postmark on a 1¢ QV Numeral stamp and
T/5 and 1d I.S.A. postage due markings
(required postage was 2¢)