Special Events

A postcard noting Jean Lussier's successful plunge over the Horseshoe Falls in a rubber ball on July 4, 1928.

Postcards were used to commemorate a variety of events and holidays.  This could include simple greetings and holiday wishes, or something more remarkable and unusual.  A few examples are displayed here.    

This postcard shows roses and a swastika.  Before the Nazis adopted the swastika as their symbol, it was used in many cultures to represent life, sun, power, strength, and good luck.  This postcard predates World War II.

Postcard of the Steel Arch Bridge with Niagara Falls in the background.  The photo is surrounded with the crests of the Canadian provinces and the Yukon.  A handwritten note on the right reads "Best wishes for 1st July [Canada Day]"

The year 1936 had three kings.  This postcard commemorates this unusual event.   King George V died on January 20, 1936.  King Edward VIII's accession to the throne was that same day.  He abdicated on December 11, 1936.   King George VI's accession to the throne followed.  He was crowned on May 12, 1937.