This vintage, post-Second World War-era, Real Photo post card (RPPC) features a main street scene in Huntsville, Ontario. Huntsville is one of the larger towns in Muskoka - the most sought-after area in Ontario's "Cottage Country". It's long been a summer playground for Southern Ontarians and American tourists in lodges, camps, and cabins.
This black & white photograph depicts a great streetscape in a "time capsule"-like fashion. There are a number of stores and shops with cars from the Twenties, Thirties and Forties lining the main drag. A clock tower on the town hall is visible on the right (there's now a modern post office on the site).
There are a lot of old advertising signs on the storefronts and hanging from buildings. We can see signage for Ecclestone Hardware, Knibbs & Chantler Successors to Huntsville Trading Co. (the HTC is now across the street), Braund's Drugs, Capitol Theatre (this old movie house is still there!), Hart House tourist home, billiards & pool hall, Wickens Beauty Salon and F.B. Schuch, Barrister.
This postally-unused, real photo post card was printed by the AnnaBelle Studio. This undivided-back postcard is numbered 992 and is in excellent condition with little of the attendant signs of age and wear. This piece of late 1940s-era ephemera is eminently suitable for framing or for collection in an album.
It should be of interest to collectors of "Old Ontario" or Muskoka memorabilia .Those with an interest in genealogy who have traced their family's history to this part of the Province of Ontario (Upper Canada prior to 1867) should also appreciate this little relic of the past. It would make a nice gift for the Local History buff or amateur genealogist who has an interest in the old Muskoka District (now Region). Or for anyone who grew up or enjoyed holidays in this vacation area.
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