1906 postcard of fish catch, Granite Lake, Temagami District Canada

$11.00 CAD

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Nice image of young lad and his father looking over their catch (pike?). Printed as travel promotion by Grand Trunk Railway.

'A String of Beauties, Granite Lake, Temagami District, Grand Trunk Railway

Stamped ‘Illustrated Post Card Co. Montrealover printed Publisher’s name (Valentine & Sons).

Text on front ‘Peri, 5 juin 06’…Peribonca Quebec 5th June 1906.

Mailed to Le Havre France. Canada 2¢ King Edward VII, 'PERIBONCA QUE' cancellation.

Small paper loss on front, above canoe. Light LL corner scuff.


The Grand Trunk Railway was a railway system that operated in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, and in the American states of Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The railway was operated from headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, with corporate headquarters in London, England (4 Warwick House Street). The Grand Trunk, its subsidiaries, and the Canadian Government Railways were precursors of today's Canadian National Railways.

GTR's main line ran from Portland, Maine to Montreal, and then from Montreal to Sarnia, Ontario, where it joined its western subsidiary.

The GTR had three important subsidiaries during its lifetime:

  • Central Vermont Railway which operated in Quebec, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
  • Grand Trunk Pacific Railway which operated in Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
  • Grand Trunk Western Railroad which operated in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois.