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Whitehorse rapids 1 1
Whitehorse rapids 1 1

Velox, RPPC Real Photo Postcard, G Morris Taylor, Whitehorse


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We are pleased to offer for your consideration this RPPC, Real Photo Postcard, view of the Whitehorse Rapids on the Yukon River, near the present day city of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. This RPPC was made by G. Morris Taylor, of Jasper Park, Alberta, Canada, some time between 1925 and 1939 on Velox photographic postcard stock. G. Morris Taylor was in business from 1925 until 1960 and was a photographer of western Canadian scenes, most notably of the Rocky Mountains. Many of his images were turned into real photo postcards that were manufactured in Canada. In later years his photographs were use to make photochromes under the trade name Taylorchrome. Whitehorse is Yukon's capital and largest city. It was incorporated in 1950 and is located at kilometer 1476 on the Alaska Highway in southern Yukon. Whitehorse occupies both shores of the Yukon River, which originates in British Columbia and meets the Bering Sea in Alaska. The city was named after the White Horse Rapids for their resemblance to the mane of a white horse, near Miles Canyon, before the river was dammed, and the rapids which were the namesake of the city have disappeared under Schwatka Lake, formed by the construction of a hydroelectric dam in 1958. Because of the city's location in the Whitehorse valley, the climate is milder than other comparable northern communities. At the northern latitude of Whitehorse, winter daylight is only about 4 hours and summer days have 20 hours of daylight. The front of this card features a gorgeous black and white view of the rapids which no longer exist. The far bank is heavily forested in Northern Coniferous dwarf forest because of its nearness to the Arctic tundra and permafrost soils. The bottom center of the view contains the inscription, "Whitehorse Rapids, Yukon River". The back of the card is a divided back postcard with no division line. The Velox stamp box contains four squares, on in each corner and the words, "Place Stamp Here", which dates this stock as being made between 1923 and 1939. The publisher's info is located along the left margin. Above the division is the notation, "made in Canada". This card is in excellent condition and all four corners are distinct and clean. There is minimal yellowing from age. The card was never mailed however, there is a message written on the back. This card will be the perfect addition to your collection of natural scenes which no longer exist, RPPC's of wild rivers of Canada, RPPC's of Yukon, the Yukon River, and photographic views by G. Morris Taylor.

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