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Subject:  Postcards 
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Rice Lake, St. Marys, Ont. 
Image    This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It is a colourized photograph of people canoeing on Rice Lake, just above the dam. In the background is the Flats and the Thames River leading to the Sarnia Bridge. This postcard is used and dated August 16, 1913. Condition:...
The Lawn, Royal Edward Hotel, St. Marys 
Image    This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. Now known as Island Park, the Royal Albert Hotel's lawn was used by patrons for events such as picnics, parties, or to just relax in the shade. This postcard is used and dated December 1, 1910. Condition: Good - Wear around...
Royal Edward Garden 
Image    This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. Now known as Island Park, the Royal Albert Hotel's lawn was used by patrons for events such as picnics, parties, or to just relax in the shade. Running through the foreground in the bottom right is the mill race. Condition:...
The Flats Athletic Field 
Image    This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. This depicts the entrance to the St. Marys Athletic Park, also known as "The Flats." Originally used in the 1850s for pastureland and annual militia training, it played host to numerous sporting events such as cricket,...
Trout Creek, St. Marys 
Image    This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. Although the inscription says "Scene on the River Thames," this photo depicts people boating on Trout Creek, looking northeast. On the left is the boathouse, which used to exists on the south bank of the Flats, with the Water...
The Boat House, St. Marys 
Image    This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. In 1908, the St. Marys Milling Company built the dam across the Thames River, creating a millpond that was close enough to a lake to allow boating throughout summer. Members of a newly formed canoe club subsequently...
River Thames & G.T.R. Bridge 
Image    This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It is a colourised photograph of two groups canoeing on the Thames River underneath the Sarnia Bridge. Canoeing on the river and Rice Lake has been a popular recreational activity in St. Marys since the creation of the Dam in...
Man Riding a Horse 
Image    This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It depicts a man - identified as Jack Marriott, brother of Milt Marriott - riding a horse in a field. Condition: Poor - Heavy wear and discolouration around edges, heavy staining throughout the image and matte. "Jack...
Linds Park, St. Marys 
Image    This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It depicts Lind Park, on the corner of Church and Jones Streets. The Park is home to a bronze statue of locally-born Prime Minister Arthur Meighen. Commissioned by the federal government to sculptor Marcel Braitstein in 1970,...
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