Old Harvey Postcard collection

The use of postcards became very popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as they were a quick and easy way for individuals to communicate short messages, and particularly because they could be sent for a lower fee than a regular letter.  As many cards were printed with interesting images they often became a keepsake and have been preserved.  This page features privately produced postcards (which require a postage stamp) and government issued postal cards (which have the postage preprinted on them) that feature images of Harvey Settlement and surrounding communities, as well as commercial messages sent by merchants and officials in the area.  As the images on the postcards were taken by professional photographers they often provide views of the community, which typically do not appear on other available photographs.

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Postal card: 1878.01.12 Commercial Communication – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

1878 Rutherford Post Card (Front)

Front

To:  A. McBean Esq.

133 Granville Street

Halifax

 

Printed by British American Bank Note Co Montreal

1878 Rutherford Post Card (Front)

Back

Harvey Station

12 Jan 1878

 

Sir

 

I have not yet received my Dec papers. Please send them on as it stops me from getting Jany orders.

 

Respectfully Yours

J. Rutherford

1880.12.22 Post Card Front

Front

To:  Mr B King

St. Stephen

1880.12.22 Post Card back

Back

Harvey Station

Dec 22, 1880

 

Mr King

 

*****   ***** Please send me a Ble of parifin oil *****

Send soon as posable as I am Intirely out

 

Yours very truly

WWE Smith

Postal card: 1880.12.22 Commercial Communication – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

Postal card: 1881.04.04 Commercial Communication – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

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To:  J.B. Barker & Sons

King Street

St. John, N.B.

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Harvey Station

York Co

1st Ap. 1881

 

Please send me immediately

25 lb. Blue *****

25 lb. *****

 

And much oblige

James Skene

Postal card: 1881.11.14 Commercial Communication – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

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To:  Mssr W. B. King

St Stephen

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Back

Harvey Station

Nov 14 1881

 

Pleas send me Barrel

Of parafine oil

 

And oblige

yours

Thomas Coburn

Postal card: 1896.08.13 Commercial Communication – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

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Front

To:  Union Furniture Co

Bass River

Nova Scotia

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Express agent here pays. Dominion Express would cash at face at any of their office in Canada, United States or Europe.  He wants to know what company make the charge of 25 ***.  I paid 15 *** for the order and took receipt then for with that other *** on the face of it.

 

Harvey Sta. C.P.R.

N.B. Aug. 12, 1896

 

Yours truly

John Taylor

Postcard: Oct 21, 1907  Black and White photograph of postcard - Collection of late Jocelean Swan Hall photographed by Tim Patterson Oct 2004

Harvey Station east side

Front

Image is of “Harvey Station, East Side” published for Mrs. W.W.E. Smith. Card is return addressed Coburn N.B. 10/21/07 and reads: “This is not a very flattering picture of Harvey is it? We had a slight snow storm yesterday and it is about 3o below zero today. It feels that way anyway. Country Cousin.”

Postcard: 22 Oct 1907 Black and White “Private Post Card” of Harvey area farm - Collection of late Jocelean Swan Hall photographed by Tim Patterson Oct 2004

Harvey Farm oct 22 1907 (front)

Front

Black and White “Private Post Card” of Harvey area farm

Image courtesy of J. Hall (October, 2004).

Harvey Farm oct 22 1907 (back)

Back

To: Mr. Erny Swan, Sandwick, Vancouver Isl. B.C.

 

Text:

Addressed to Mr. Erny Swan, Sandwick, Vancouver Isl. B.C.
“Just a card to let you know what we are up with BC now as we had a masquerade Ball the other other night. The costumes were something beautiful, and ndearly every trive and nation were represented. The Ball was held in Lister’s kitchen and got up in about an hour. Imagine the rest.” Image courtesy of J. Hall (October, 2004).

Postcard: 1908.08.18 CHERRY HILL AND PART OF LAKE, HARVEY STATION, N.B. – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

1908-08-18 Cherry Hill front

Front

Black and white photograph of Cherry Mountain from eastern margin of Harvey Cove.

 

Caption: CHERRY HILL AND PART OF LAKE, HARVEY STATION, N.B.

Published for Mrs. W.W.E. Smith

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Post Mark: Cork Station

 

To: Miss Mary Shields

St Stephen

N.B.

 

Text:

Cork Station, N.B.

Dear Mame: You will be surprised when from *** but O have been thinking out so I thought – I would drop you a postal of Harvey Lake.  Hope you are quite well and when you have time send me a postal.  

Love to all.  Nellie Daley

Postcard: 1911.07.08 Main Street, looking West, Harvey Station, N.B. – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

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Color tinted postcard of downtown Harvey at the intersection of the railway tracks and the main highway through the village.  It has been raining as the road is muddy.  A barely visible man is standing at attention on the right side of the image. Printed by the Novelty Manufacturing and Art Printing Co., Montreal.

 

Caption: Main Street, looking West, Harvey Station, N.B.

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Post Mark: Harvey Station JY 8 11

 

To: Miss Ellen Gibberson

Bristol

Carleton Co. N.B.

 

Text:

Harvey **/11

I am sending you your books this morning.  I hope to get them O.K. and many many thanks.  I tried the entrance,  but did not do anything not 3rd. Hope you are enjoying your  ****** W.E.H.

Postcard: Undated, Robison’s Hotel Harvey Station, N.B. – Collection of Irene Keleher 

UNDATED ROBISON HOTEL

Front

Color tinted postcard of Robison’s Hotel, Smith’s Store with individual walking on a muddy street between.  This same photo also appears on a hand tinted postcard as well.

 

Caption: “Harvey Square, Harvey Station, N.B.”

UNDATED ROBISON HOTEL

Back

Mr. Glenn Thompson

St. Andrews

Char. Co.

N.B.

 

Here is a photo of our new home.  I think we have a spare room for visitors. Jim and his wife are home for a short vacation.  Mothers ankle is better.  Trust you all are well.

Postcard: 1911.08.02 Robison’s Hotel, Harvey Station, N.B. – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

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Color tinted postcard of ‘Robison’s Hotel, Harvey Station, N.B.’ with guests congregated on the veranda and several early automobiles parked on the lawn out front in an obviously staged arrangement. 

Printed by the Novelty Manufacturing and Art Printing Co., Montreal.

 

Caption: Robison’s Hotel, Harvey Station, N.B.

1911-08-02 Robisons hotel

Back

Post Mark: Harvey Station AU 8 11

 

To: Miss Ellen Gibberson

Bristol

Carleton Co. N.B.

 

Text:

Harvey 1/11

 

Dear Ellen

As I promised I will let you know how I made out on the finals. Well I got through all right. Made 60.7, as good as I expeted.  Had two demerits.  Highest was geometry 91. Lowest was Physics & Chemistry 45.  I have not as yet got a school.  Are there any up on Carleton Co. W.E.H.

Postcard: 1911.08.03 Harvey Lake and Pumping Station, Harvey, N.B. – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

1911-08-03 pumping station (front)

Front

Color tinted postcard of ‘Harvey Lake and Pumping Station, Harvey, N.B.’ with six people perched on the ladder of the railway pumping station. Photograph taken on the western edge of Harvey Cove, Harvey Lake.

Printed by the Novelty Manufacturing and Art Printing Co., Montreal.

 

Caption: Harvey Lake and Pumping Station, Harvey, N.B.

1911-08-03 Pumping Station

Back

Post Mark: Harvey Station AU 3 11

 

To: Mrs David Pickard

North Keswick

York Co.

 

Text:

Arrived in good condition and think I shall like it here.  I met six or seven teachers on the train, so had lots of company.  My visit at Keswick will give me food for thought for some time.  I enjoyed it so much.  Hope you all are well.  I have 37 pupils so far.

With love

BAB

Undated Black and White Post Card with “Harvey Lake & Pumping Station Harvey NB” hand written on photograph

Harvey Lake & Pump station (front)

Front

Composite image of undated Black and White Post Card with “Harvey Lake & Pumping Station Harvey NB” hand printed on front and showing writing area on reverse. A reprinting of earlier color tinted postcard of ‘Harvey Lake and Pumping Station, Harvey, N.B’. Several people posing on ladder used by section men to service steam locomotives with water drawn from Harvey Lake. Structure is no longer present. Image courtesy of J. Hall (October, 2004).

Harvey Lake and Pump Station (Back)

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Back side of the postcard

Postcard: 1911.09.20 Main Street, Harvey Station, N.B. – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

1911.09.20 Main Street Front

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Color tinted postcard of ‘Main Street, Harvey Station, N.B.’ View is looking eastward. Very few buildings in the scene are still standing with the exception of W.W.E Smith Store (left), still a landmark in the community. The grassy area with trees is now a major highway. 

Printed by the Novelty Manufacturing and Art Printing Co., Montreal.

 

Caption: Main Street, Harvey Station, N.B

1911.09.20 Main Street Back

Back

Post Mark: Harvey Station SP 20 11

 

To: Miss Edna Blyjard

Nasonworth

York Co. N.B.

 

Text:

Dear Edna.  This is where I live.  I got a school.  This is all for now.  Mary

Postcard: 1911.10.27 A part of Harvey Lake, Harvey Station, N.B. – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

1911.10.27 Harvey Lake (Front)

Front

Color tinted postcard of ‘A part of Harvey Lake, Harvey Station, N.B.’ View is looking north east from the western shore of Harvey Cove, Harvey Lake. Printed by the Novelty Manufacturing and Art Printing Co., Montreal.

 

Caption: A part of Harvey Lake, Harvey Station, N.B.

1911.10.27 Harvey Lake (Back)

Back

Post Mark: Harvey Station OC 27 11

 

To: Miss Albina Jordan

Lower Queensbury NB

 

Text:

None

Undated Black and White Post Card with “A bit of Harvey Lake Harvey NB” hand written on photograph

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Undated Black and White Post Card with “A bit of Harvey Lake Harvey NB” hand written on photograph and showing writing area on reverse. Features two men in a boat. Image courtesy of J. Hall (October, 2004)..

Harvey Lake and Pump Station (Back)

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Back side of the postcard

Postcard: 1911.Uncirculated. Main Street, Harvey Station, N.B. – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

1911 No Postmark Main Street (Front)

Front

Color tinted postcard of ‘Main Street, Harvey Station, N.B.’ View is looking eastward. Very few buildings in the scene are still standing with the exception of W.W.E Smith Store (left), still a landmark in the community. The grassy area with trees is now a major highway. 

Printed by the Novelty Manufacturing and Art Printing Co., Montreal.

 

Caption: Main Street, Harvey Station, N.B

1911 No Postmark Main Street (Back)

Back

Post Mark: None

 

 

Text:

Y. Coburns, J.W. Tayloprs, S.B. Hunters

W.W.E. Smiths

Postcard: 1912.01.07 Main Street, looking West, Harvey Station, N.B. – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

1912.01.07 Main Street West (Front)

Front

Color tinted postcard of downtown Harvey at the intersection of the railway tracks and the main highway through the village.  It has been raining as the road is muddy.  A barely visible man is standing at attention on the right side of the image. Printed by the Novelty Manufacturing and Art Printing Co., Montreal.

 

Caption: Main Street, looking West, Harvey Station, N.B.

1912 Main Street West (back)

Back

Post Mark: Millville JN 9 12

 

To: Miss Amie Bartaux

Annaplois Royal

Annaplois Co NS

 

Text:

January 7th 1912

Dear Friend

I thought as it was Sunday I would send you a card.  It has been been a long time since I sent you a care so I am sending you one.  Don’t fail to write and tell me all the news good **** ***** **** ****

Mill*** King

Sunday ****

Postcard: 1913.01.03 Station House, Harvey, N.B. – Collection of late Jocelean Swan Hall photographed by Tim Patterson Oct 2004

1913.01.03 Station House Harvey (front)

Front

Color tinted postcard of children posing in front of the ‘Station House, Harvey, N.B.’ produced by the Novelty Manufacturing and Art Printing Co., Montreal. Station was closed in 1962 and towed across Harvey lake on the ice in winter where it was converted into a cottage which is still in existence. Based on other similarly styled and dated cards scene was photographed around 1910. Post card was mailed Jan 3, 1913. Image courtesy of J. Hall (October, 2004).

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“Mr Willard Wilson
Harvey Sta
“York Co
NB

Jan 3/13

Give my best regards to the rest of the family also the seasons best compliments

Hello old chum and hunting companion. How is the world using you. May the New Year be a successful one for you, I am going to write you a long letter some of these days. E E Mowatt”


Station was closed in 1962 and towed across Harvey lake on the ice in winter where it was converted into a cottage which is still in existence. Based on other similarly styled and dated cards scene was photographed around 1910. Post card was mailed Jan 3, 1913. Image courtesy of J. Hall (October, 2004).

 

Similar to color autumn photo of Harvey Lake. Undated post card of Harvey Lake. Obtained in July 2000 by J. Hall from Lu Swan who purchased it at Watson’s Store. 

Postcard: 1954.10.13 Greetings From Harvey Station, N.B. – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

1954.10.13 Greetings from Harvey (front)

Front

Color tinted postcard of unknown waterside locality in Harvey, NB area; possibly York Mills. 

 

Caption: Greetings From Harvey Station, N.B.

1954.10.13 Greetings from Harvey (back)

Back

Post Mark: Medford, Mass. Oct 13, 1954; 2:30 PM

 

To: Mrs. Geo. H Mulligan

805 So. Stone Ave.,

La Grange

Ill, U.S.A.

 

Text:

Oct 12

Dear Esther

I am on way.  Will be stopping off 2 or 3 places.  Will advise when reaching Chicago – Boston Tues. Springfield Wed., Syracuse Thurs.

Love Lee

Postcard: 1914.05.30 Harvey Square, Harvey Station, N.B. – Collection of Irene Keleher 

HARVEY SQUARE (FRONT)

Front

Color tinted postcard of Robison’s Hotel and Smith’s Store with individual walking on the muddy street in between.

 

Caption: “Harvey Square, Harvey Station, N.B.”

HARVEY SQUARE (BACK)

Back

Post Mark: Harvey Station MY 30 14

 

To: Mr. Frank Joslin

Lower Prince William

York Co. NB

 

Text:

Came out her today fine trip. Didn’t see anyone I liked better than myself Ha. Ha.

 

Call up anytime

 

E.MF.

POSTCARD: 1954.10.15. OROMOCTO LAKE LODGE – COLLECTION OF MARY JOAN KIRKPATRICK

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Front

Black and white photograph of Oromocto Lake Lodge.

 

Caption: OROMOCTO LAKE LODGE - 5 MILES OFF ROUTE 3, HARVEY STATION, N.B.

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Post Mark: Harvey Station, N.B. – OC 15 1954. Stamp: Queen Elizabeth II – 4 cents 1954.

 

To: Mr. + Mrs. A. McMurtrie

7 Evans Ave

Toronto, Ontario

 

Text:

Dear Edith and Mac:

At last we are living in Oromocto Lodge. Weather is very nice and sunny. Sorry you could not make a trip down this year. Suppose Mac is back at work. Love Claire

 

(Along the side it reads "Have 4 Italians here hunting, only 2 deer so far")

 

Postcard: 1956.06.26 Magaguadavic Lake near McAdam, N.B., Canada

1956 Magaguadavic Lake (Front)

Front

Black and white photograph of canoer on Magaguadavic Lake.

 

Caption: Magaguadavic Lake near McAdam, N.B., Canada

1956 Magaguadavic Lake (Back)

Back

Harvey Station

12 Jan 1878

 

Mrs. Luther Calburn

Marlboro N.H.

Box 506

 

Mom

 

Received Pk. O.K.  Friday last – 2dys after mailing – all in good condition. Returned a few to you. Mailed out last Sat. Hope they arrive O.K.

 

Thanks again

?????

Our Cottage is on this Lake

My hubby in picture!

 

Printed by Photogelatine Engraving Co., Limited Ottawa

Undated (1981?) Uncirculated Postcard: Harvey Cove, Harvey Station, N.B.  – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

1981 Autumn Harvey Lake (front)

Front

Color photograph of Harvey Cove taken from beach. The late Jocelean Swan Hall purchased a copy of the same card from Watson’s Store, Harvey in 2000. The code for the postcard on the back (NB-8196) suggests that the photograph was the 96th taken in NB in 1981.

1981 Autumn Harvey Lake (back)

Back

Caption: Autumn on the Banks of HARVEY LAKE at HARVEY STATION, New Brunswick, Canada

 

Published by World Wide Sales Agencies Ltd., P.O. Box 98, Snowdon, Montreal 29, Canada

 

NB-8196 Color by Len Leiffer, SL-71606

Undated (1981?) Uncirculated Postcard: A View of beautiful LAKE GEORGE…, Harvey Station, New Brunswick, Canada  – Collection of Tim Patterson, Ottawa, ON

1981 Lake George Harvey (front)

Front

Color photograph of Lake George Provincial Park, Harvey Station. The late Jocelean Swan Hall purchased a copy of a similar card from the same series from Watson’s Store, Harvey in 2000. The code for the postcard on the back (NB-8197) suggests that the photograph was the 97th taken in NB in 1981.

1981 Lake George Harvey (back)

Back

Caption: A view of beautiful LAKE GEORGE from the beach … at LAKE GEORGE PROVINCIAL PARK near HARVEY STATION, New Brunswick, Canada

 

Published by World Wide Sales Agencies Ltd., P.O. Box 98, Snowdon, Montreal 29, Canada

 

NB-8197 Color by Len Leiffer, SL-71607