GORE STREET LOOKING N.W. – Postmark: Fallbrook June 1914
Sent to Mrs M. G. Hicks c/o Mrs S, Kerr, 203 East Greenway Blvd, Falls Church Virginia U.S.A. Dear Matilda – We were so glad to get your nice card and are pleased to hear you are having such a nice holiday. We will be looking forward to seeing you soon. Please give our love to Mary. Love Katie. Perth Museum collection.
RIDEAU FERRY REGATTA – Postmark: Rideau Ferry July 31, 1907
Sent to Mrs. Thomas Farmer, Perth Ontario Thanks, Tom, for the prints. They have already started on a very long journey; enclosed, you may be sure, in a thick envelope. I hate to frighten the public. When you write to Betsy, tell her to remember her promise to me. Sincerely, E. D. K. Perth Museum collection.
THE TIMBER SLIDE, HIGH FALLS, DALHOUSIE LAKE, Postmark: Perth April 11, 1907
Sent to Miss Bessie Farmer, Perth Ontario. Hello Bessie, Congratulations for your exams. You were the girl who did not know anything for your exams. This place is on the Mississippi at the falls. It is about a mile and a half from our place. Your School Mate. Perth Museum collection.
RIDEAU FERRY Postmark: Smith’s Falls Aug 5, 1907
Perth Museum collection.
VIEW FROM BECKWITH STREET BRIDGE ON THE TAY RIVER SHOWING PERTH TAYSIDE TEXTILES. Postmark Perth Ontario Mar. 17, 1919
Sent Mr and Mrs Duncan on O’Connor Street in Ottawa on March 17, 1919. The sender writes: Arrived at 1:07 am. Train left Ottawa 10:50 instead of 10:15 so was at station that much too soon, you see. Raining here, same as there. Dreary old town now, but must be rather charming in summer. Think will go to bed at 7 o’clock this evening. Pap. Postcard from David Bromley’s personal collection.
VIEW FROM HAGGARTS HOUSE. THE BRIDGE IN THE DISTANCE CROSSING THE TAY RIVER IS CONNECTING MARKET STREET WHICH IS NOW KNOWN A ROGERS ROAD. Postmark Perth Ontario, 1919 Feb, 06, 1907
Sent to: Miss Muriel Buttler, Westport Ontario. Dear Cousin: Received your very pretty card also music and for which I am ever so much obliged to you. I think they are all nice pieces. They surely must have cost more than I gave you. M.J. and I are going to Brockville tomorrow. All well here and I hope this may find you all the same. from cousin Annee.
TAY CANAL PERTH ONTARIO. Postmark Perth Ontario, 1906 November 11
To: Miss Lizzie Fyfe, Powassan, Ontario. Received your very pretty card a few days ago. Sent Annie a postal card yesteray. Hope you are all well. Remember me to all the friends. I will be expecting a letter soon. Well I will say bye bye as I can ‘t think of any more news. From “Stella Fyfe” Picture taken from Beckwith Street Bridge. Building in front of the Town Hall was home to the Starland Theatre and Maloney’s Music Store. This building was demolished and the stone was carted up Gore Street to be used in the construction of the new Balderson Theatre c.1915. This location was purchased by the Federal Government and was left vacant until 1932 when the Post Office was erected.
ST. ANDREW’S PRESPYTERIAN CHURCH c.1907. Postmark Perth Dec. 19th, 1907.Church on corner of Craig and Drummond Street after renovations to remove steeple and expand. Seen here beside the County Courhouse and Registry Office. This structure burned down in 1923.
To Miss Mabel David, North Augusta, Ontario. Received your letter. We are all well. We were getting our pictures today. Mr. and Mrs. James Moodie are at Lanark this week coming home Saturday night. We were all at a dance Wednesday night. We are going home Monday and we may drive dpwn. I am serving at G.L. now. Bye-Bye, Ethel
PERTH ON THE TAY. Postmarked Balderson, Nov. 1908
To: Miss Annie Whyte, Balderson ON. Hello Annie. How is the School Concert coming up. Our Sunday School entertainment is to be postponed until later on in January. Your Friend J.B.W.
This scene taken from the bell tower at PCI. Hard to make out some of the writing on the back? Postmarked Perth, April 3rd, 1901. To: Miss Lilia D. Benndict. Mississippi Station Post Office., Ontario Dear Cousin. Received your post the other day was very glad hear from you ? are all of ? we are all well just know Mother and I was very sick with the cold we are having grand weather. Know how many eggs did you Easter. I did not eat mine for I was sick and did not feel like eating. Well I guess I will ? scribbling honey. Hope to hear from you soon ???. From your loving cousin Maybell. Roses are red, Violets are blue, honey is sweet and so are you. Write soon, soon. Postcard courtesy Jim Winton.
“SWEET REST” SUMMER HOME OF MR. A. SWEET, RIDEAU FERRY, ONT.
Sent to Miss Henrietta Alexander, Dornoch Ontario. Date unknown. Dear Etta, I am sending you another view of the cottage where I am staying. I will also mark yours wth X where my room window is the other is a door out on to the verands. Hope you are all well. Your loving sister Annie. Perth Museum Collection.
Postmarked Perth Ontario, May 1908
Scene shown here is from the Old Boys Reunion, Perth July 1st, 1905. Parade on Gore Street coming down from Herriott Street corner, crossing the bridge over The Little River, passing the Sherriff’s House shown to the right.
To: Mrs. Ida V Jacklin, 145 Monroe Ae. Rochester New York. Hello Jack. Received your letter OK was glad to hear from you. Times are tuff around here but we are having fine weather and I am awful busy, no parties nor anything, guess everybody is too busy. Give regards to all enquiring friends and tell them to have some slow Gin on me. Yours in a corner, L.H. Write Jack a letter as soon as you get this card as I am lonesome alone here.
Postmarked Perth Ontario, July 1907
THE LITTLE RED HOUSE, the oldest house in Perth, at 65 Craig Street was built of logs in 1816. Constructed by Lieut. John Adamson the house has served at various times as tavern, school, church, public hall, masonic lodge and printing office. Rev. William Bell held his first services in the attic of this house and Rev Michael Harris use the same quarters for his Anglican serves for three years, 1819-1822. A mid-19th-Century fire partly damaged the house and the Duke of Richmond, during his visit in 1819 who recommended that it be painted red. While the duke’s assurance to Mrs Adamson that if painted red, Adamson’s Inn would never need painting again was wishful thinking, the paint job did last for about 30 years, at which time the new owners had it painted white. It has been painted white ever since.
To Miss A MacGillvry, 273 Fullum Street, Montreal Que. Dear Ann – all your friends are very anxious to know when you are coming up. Best regards to Auntie and your Mother. Having a A1 time. Mary. Out at Cliftons Farm. Hello Annie. Mary and I are after having a big supper of milk and onions. Gee it was good. Frank
Intersection of Gore and Foster Streets with the Hicks Hotel to the right and Shaw’s to the left in the foreground. In the distance at the corner of Wilson and Peter Street is Mendels.
FOSTER STREET AT WILSON STREET (Revere House to the right) – Postmark: Perth Feb 18, 1910