We are pleased to offer for your consideration this full bleed, color view of the river and village of Murray Bay, Quebec, Canada, published by Montreal Import Co. Montreal Import Co. is a little known publisher of postcards from the undivided back postcard era and were one of those who pioneered the Early Divided back postcards. They mainly had view cards from Eastern Canada, mostly around the Gulf of St Lawrence region. Murray Bay is known today as the city of Malbaie and is noted as being first visited by Champlain. He named the bay, Malbaie due to the fact that it is so shallow that his ships were left grounded when the tides went out at low tide. Murray Bay is located at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River at the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It was a fishing and shipping region for the inland regions of Canada, along the St. Lawrence River. It is located where the Malbaie River meets the St. Lawrence river/Gulf of St. Lawrence, on the north shore.
The front of this card features a very finely detailed view of the river, the village and the bridge over the river. the text at the top left reads, "Riviere Et Village. River and village. Murray Bay, P.Q." The bottom right bears the publisher's info as well as the Montreal Import ware number, "977".
The back of this card is an early divided back card with 2/3 devoted to the address and 1/3 to a brief message to only selected nations. All the countries had not signed onto the new international postal protocols for postcards, so some nations still prohibited messages on postcard backs.
This card is in excellent condition with a slight crease in the upper left corner only. All the corners are still crisp and sharp and the card is unused so there is no writing on it at all.
This card will be a great addition to your collection of Views of the St. Lawrence River, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec towns and villages and Canadian views.