BEYOND THE POSTCARD VIEW - DECEMBER, 2018
A lot of us will look at a view of a postcard, cherish it for a moment and place it "exactly" in a place where you'll "exactly" know where to find it! A few weeks later when you go to that "exact place" it's not there. Does that happen to you?
I am still looking for cards I bought in the 1980's and have moved three times since. When I go back to previously owned homes and knock on the door I say, "I lived here in the 1980's. I think I left a few postcards somewhere in this house. Can I come in and search for them." Well they immediately call 911, police arrive, I am questioned and escorted back home minus the postcard search.
To minimize the lengthy searches and to avoid confrontations with the police, start a file or name a box and place it where it can be seen every day. Also, I would avoid showers and baths as humidity has a negative effect on Postcards.
A. HARRISON HOT SPRINGS ST ALICE HOTEL ID #950
DID YOU KNOW?
Harrison Hot Springs became a resort in 1886 and was know as St. Alice's Well. It had been discovered decades earlier as "gold bound" travelers, canoeing on Harrison Lake, capsized to a doomed drowning but to discover the lake at that spot was warm water. Imagine that!
B. ARTIST SIGNED JOHN INNES ID #250https://mjrpostcardsandcovers.ca/search?q=250
John Innes(1863-1941) was not only a Canadian Artist but an author, illustrator, cartoonist and publisher. After surveying for the Canadian Pacific Railway, he arrived in British Columbia in 1880's. He served in the Boer War with the Second Canadian Mounted Rifles and was awarded a medal.
Numerous exhibitions and awards were achieved in John Innes's lengthy career. He was a master of pen and ink and usually his drawings were signed in full "John Innes" & underlined or with a monogram in black with a capital "I" in a white shield.
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