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Posted on 06/19/2013


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5th Ave. Methodist Church, Medicine Hat, Alta.

5th Ave. Methodist Church, Medicine Hat, Alta.
This real photo postcard is the work of Maurice Lyall of Lyall Commercial Photo Co. of Winnipeg. It is unusual to find a Lyall card from outside Winnipeg, let alone Alberta, but perhaps the number "466" suggests that it wasn't so unusual at the time. The card has a Moose Jaw & Calgary R.P.O. postmark dated October 14, 1913, with a letter to Mrs. George Whyte of Blyth, Ontario, reading: "Medicine Hat, Oct. 14,/13 Dear old Friend, This is just a line to show you I am alive and well. I have been kept very busy among the fruit. (?) We have very fine weather here yet. I expect to be home before Xmas. This Church cost about $125,000.00. My kindest regards to my Blyth friends. Sincerely, Frank Metcalf."

As always, excellent detail in the photo by Lyall.

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