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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections Plowman Family Postcard Collection
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Merry Christmas

Item consists of 1 picture postcard with a divided back of a Christmas greeting. The postcard has 1 George Washington two cents U.S. postage stamp.

Merry Christmas

Item consists of 1 embossed picture postcard with a divided back with a Christmas greeting. The postcard has 1 George Washington two cents series 1902 re-issue U.S. postage stamp.

Merry Christmas

Item consists of 1 embossed picture postcard with Christmas greetings and birds on a holly branch. The postcard has 1 Vasco Nunez de Balboa one cent U.S. postage stamp.

Mikado

Item consists of 1 picture postcard with an undivided back with three dancers. The postcard has 1 Edward VII one penny red U.K. postage stamp.

New year greeting

Item consists of 1 embossed picture postcard with a divided back of building on a cliff and a clock in the sky. The postcard has 1 Benjamin Franklin one cent U.S. postage stamp.

New year greetings

Item consists of 1 embossed picture postcard with a divided back of a wreath of flowers and clovers. The postcard has 1 Edward VII one cent Canada postage stamp.

No. 11 Christmas chimes and greetings

Item consists of 1 picture postcard with a divided back from the Raphael Tuck & Sons "Christmas Chimes and Greetings" series, no. 11, of birds and chimes. The postcard has 1 Edward VII one cent Canada postage stamp.

No. 3164, a merry Christmas

Item consists of 1 picture postcard with an undivided back with a Christmas greeting and holly and pine branches. The postcard has 1 George Washington two cents series 1902 re-issue U.S. postage stamp.

Ockley

Item consists of 1 picture postcard with a divided back of Ockley. The postcard has 1 Edward VII penny red stamp.

Orchids

Item consists of 1 picture postcard with a divided back of white orchids. The postcard has 1 Edward VII one cent Canada postage stamp.

Plowman Family Postcard Collection

  • CA ON00389 C7
  • Collection
  • 1902-1932

Collection consists of 312 postcards received or collected by members of the Plowman family. The collection has been arranged as follows:

1.) Postcards addressed to Olive Plowman (178; 1903-1932, predominant, 1908 - 1919)
2.) Postcards addressed to Charles Plowman. (15 postcards)
3.) Postcards addressed to Samuel Plowman (9 postcards)
4.) Postcards addressed to Ellen Plowman (53 postcards)
5.) Postcards addressed to Charles and Ellen Plowman (21 postcards)
6.) Postcards addressed to the Plowman family (3 postcards)
7.) Unaddressed postcards (33 postcards)

The postcards have been arranged chronologically. Undated cards have been placed at the end of the sections. The majority of the postcards are addressed to either 120 MacPherson Avenue (Toronto) or 96 MacPherson Avenue (Toronto), while the remaining 11 postcards are addressed to various hotels, inns, sanatoriums, and homes in Buffalo (NY), Rochester (NY), Long Beach (CA), San Francisco (CA), Petaluma (CA), and San Benito [?] (CA).
The collection includes greeting cards for birthdays, Easter, Christmas, New Years, Halloween, St. Patrick's day, the 4th of July, Valentine's day, Mother's day, and Thanksgiving. The collection also includes popular novelty cards such as photographic portrait postcards or postcards decorated with glitter. Numerous postcards depict buildings and streetscapes, the aftermath of the San Fransisco earthquake of 1906, and advertisements for barbershops, department stores, and hotels.

Plowman Family

Post office, Hamilton, Ont.

Item consists of 1 picture postcard with a divided back of the Post Office in Hamilton, Ontario. The postcard has 1 Cartier and Champlain one cent Canada postage stamp 111E Centenaire de Quebec.

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