Before email, before Instagram and selfies, postcards were mailed across the world. At the turn of the 20th century, travellers to Winnipeg were impressed by the city’s stately architecture, its broad streets, and its tranquil parks. Hand-tinted postcards expressed the vibrancy and optimism felt by visitors to Manitoba. Dreamlike and evocative, these vintage postcards are truly works of art.
“a charming collection of hand-tinted postcards of from Winnipeg’s past … The images are lovely, and accompanying text provides bite-sized history lessons. A pleasure to page through and compare the Winnipeg of today with that of yesteryear.” — Winnipeg Free Press