This collection of cards shows examples of early postcards by publisher.
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In the late 19th century, The Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited was known as Canada’s largest and most advanced litho company. Check here for more of the company’s postcards.
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Galbraith Photo Company was established by Alexander W. Galbraith (1867 - 1950) in Toronto in 1901 at 147 Yonge Street, just south of Richmond Street. Galbraith became one of Toronto's most prominent commercial photographers, and produced a series of early postcards, most often set in Toronto. Check here for more of the company’s postcards.
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Arthur Strauss Inc. was a New York-based publisher who extended their coverage to Canadian cards, published cards from 1900 to 1905. Check here for more of the company’s postcards.
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Atkinson Bros released their series of pioneer view cards, as shown above, with blank backs, starting about 1900. Check here for more of the company’s postcards.
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William Bryce began publishing cards in 1895 after the change in postal regulations permitted private post cards. Check here for more of the company’s postcards.
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This style of postcard, with a real photo adhered to the card face, was seen in the early part of the Twentieth Century. In this Case, Waite Photo is identified as having provided the photo. Atkinson Bros. have also produced a similar card, shown below.
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Semple & Luke were early publishers of pioneer postcards. Check here for more of the company’s cards.
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The Photochrom Company of Detroit was the precursor to the Detroit Photographic Company, and published pioneer postcards used most often in Niagara Falls. Check here for more of the company’s cards.
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The Province Publishing Coy. Ltd. was formed in 1898, and operated until 1899 when it changed its name to The B.C. Printing & Engr. Corp. Ltd., which continued until 1905. Check here for more of the company’s cards.
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William John Bulman was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1870 and entered his publishing career as a lithographer with Alexander Cable of Toronto. In 1892 he travelled to Winnipeg and established the firm of Bulman Brothers. Bulman Bros. & Co. identified themselves as lithographers in material published in 1896, and as map engravers in 1897. They also printed a series of pioneer postcards. Check here for more of the company’s cards.
This collection of cards shows examples of early postcards by region.
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For early cards from Western Canada, check this link.
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For early cards from Ontario, check this link.
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For early cards from Quebec, check this link.
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For early cards from Eastern Canada, check this link.