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Chateau frontenac  qc 1 1
Chateau frontenac  qc 1 1

Photogelatine Engraving, White Border Postcard, Hotel Fronte


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We are pleased to offer for your consideration this lovely white border postcard view of the Chateau Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City, Canada which was published by the Photogelatine Engraving Co. LTD of Toronto, Ontario, Canada around 1949. The Chateau Frontenac was built in the late 19th century by William Van Horne, General Manager of Canadian Pacific Railway and designed by New York architect Bruce Price (father of Emily Post), who had already designed Montreal's Windsor Station. It was and still is one of Canada's finest and most luxurious places to stay and has been visited by world leaders and notable figures of Stage, TV and sports along with notables from just about every Nation on Earth. Its magnificent architecture is visible from allover the lower town and it "rules" over the scene of many a tourist photograph of Quebec City. Photogelatine Engraving Co., Ltd was in business from 1910 until 1953 and it was a major publisher and printer of Canadian view-cards. These cards were made as black white, monochrome, and tinted collotypes. The front of this card features a tangential view of the front of the chateau looking over and at the lower City of Quebec. the "lower City" is the actual old city from the early colonization period and is the home of many historical buildings and parks where famous (infamous?) battles were fought in Quebec's early history.The top right of the view bears a brief description of the view in both English and French, along with the series number "12". The back of this card is very simple with the publisher's info as the division on a divided back postcard and at the bottom of the division is the Photogelatine maple leaf logo. This card is in excellent condition with only the left corner having a bump and a smaller bump about 1/3 of the way up from that corner bump. There is not yellowing from age. There is cancellation ink on the front left. The postcard has been mailed and is postmarked Aug 29,1949. The postcard will be a nice addition to your collection of views of Quebec City, Hotels of Canada, and Photogelatine Engraving postcards.

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