1908 RPPC photo postcard Victoria Street Duck Lake Saskatchewan

$45.00 CAD

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Photo postcard of Victoria street Duck Lake Saskatchewan. Dirt road, few buildings.  Sent from French person back to Auxerre France.

Written on negative at bottom ‘Victoria Street – Duck – Lake. Sask.

Text on back in French:

Chère Madame
Je viens me rappeler à vos bons souvenirs et vous présenter mes meilleurs souhaits de bonne et heureuse année et de bonne santé, Nous voici maintenant en hiver, nous avous la neige depuis 15 jours, et pendant 8 jours nous avons eu 30 et 32 centigrades de froid, heureusement le temps s’est radoucie depuis qu’il y a de la neige on ne voit plus que des traineaux.
Chère Madame je termine ma carte en vous embrassant bien fort.
Votre toute devoué
Ancelin Marcelle
Post Office
Duck Lake Sask.
Dear madame,
I come to remember your good memories and present you my best wishes for a happy new year and good health, We are now in winter, we have had snow for 15 days, and for 8 days we have had 30 and 32 centigrade cold, fortunately the weather has softened since there is snow we only see sleighs.
Dear Madam, I finish my card by hugging you very hard.
Your devoted
Ancelin Marcelle
Post office
Duck Lake Sask.


Mailed to Madame Chiolat Auxerre France 

Postmarked DUCK LAKE DEC 14 08’ cancellation on two-cent King Edward VII stamp.

Crease UL corner. Ink bit smudged on back, some light toning.

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)


Duck Lake was one of the 5 Southbranch settlements settled by French speaking Métis from Manitoba in the 1860s and 1870s. A Roman Catholic Mission was established in Duck Lake in 1874 by Father André O.M.I. and by 1888 the village had a school, a post office, a flour mill and a trading post. From 1882 to 1905 Duck Lake was within the District of Saskatchewan of the North-West Territories.

In 1885, Duck Lake was the site of the Battle of Duck Lake, a conflict between Métis warriors and the Government of Canada, at the start of the Northwest Rebellion.