Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Souvenir Views of Toronto, Canada - Vintage Postcard Illustrations from the 1940s

As any follower of The Left Chapter knows we love vintage postcards, especially postcard sets and folders. While generally these sets are photographic, some of them are sets of illustrations such as the very atmospheric one we featured of the Thousand Islands in New York and the fascinating colour and black and white set from Soviet era Moscow. 

The one we are featuring today is of late 1940s Toronto. I love these illustrations which are very vivid and give a real sense of the time and place. Especially notable are the almost pastoral Humber Valley, the streetscapes and the looks at the pool and boardwalk of Sunnyside.

(Click on images to enlarge)

See also: Moscow 1971 - 32 illustrated postcard images in colour and black-and-white

See also: Souvenir Folder of Thousand Islands N.Y. -- 1950 Style

See also: 20 Vintage Streetscapes of Toronto, Hamilton, Scarborough, Ontario Place & More

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