1909 photo postcard of outdoor hockey game Oakville Ontario

$50.00 USD

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Attractive photo postcard of a 1909 hockey game being played on an outdoor rink in Oakville Ontario. In background appears to be a radial car bridge (Hamilton Radial Electric Railway).

Written on negative “Winter sports at Oakville On”.

Note on back How are you getting along. From what Mary says you must be having a great time. So am I with Virgil…”

Postmarked ‘OAKVILLE FE19 09 ONT’ on 1 cent King Edward VII stamp, mailed to Ottawa.

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

 

The Hamilton Radial Electric Railway was founded in 1893 when a group of investors purchased an established railway line along Hamilton Beach, and then extended it by building an additional line to connect to downtown Hamilton. By the time Hamilton Radial Electric Railway closed its doors, the rail system reached Brantford, Dundas, Grimsby and Oakville. In 1901, plans were made for the Hamilton Radial Electric Railway would to be extended out to Oakville, the easterly terminal station, where it would meet the Toronto and York lines, to be built west from Port Credit. The Oakville station itself was built in 1906 and single car units operated along the line between Oakville and the major terminal in Hamilton at hourly intervals. This line was an important means of public transit for the communities along that line, and the railway operated until 1929.

https://ataarchitectsinc.ca/project/oakville-radial-railway/