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King St. West, Toronto, on the Day before Christmas, 1853.

King St. West, Toronto, on the Day before Christmas, 1853.

Notes

Inscribed in the print, l.r.: Feb. '44 / C.W. JEFFERYS; b.: KING ST. WEST, TORONTO ON THE DAY BEFORE Christmas 1853 Letterpress p. [2]: THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE GLOBE AS A DAILY was printed / on October 1, 1853, at the King Street West site now occupied by the / head office of the Canadian Bank of Commerce. Previously it had / been published first as a weekly and then as a semiweekly. / The scene shown on the front of this card was drawn by C.W. / Jefferys, famed Canadian historical artist and depicts, with great atten-/ tion to authenticity, the passerby who might be encountered on King / Street in this period. / George Brown, founder of The Globe, may be seen emerging from / his offices with the morning's copy of his newspaper under his arm.; p. [3]: Christmas Greetings / and Best Wishes for the / New Year / The Globe and Mail / Toronto, Canada; Inscribed in pen and very dark purple ink, p. [3] l.r.: Cyril L. Capreol
Probably after the illustration in Landmarks of Toronto, vol. 1, p. 217. The Globe Building (1853-1864) was on King St. W., s. side, w. of Jordan St.

Rights and Licenses

Public Domain

Medium

Colour line block on wove paper

Extent

101 x 194; 101 x 194; sheet 235 x 210 folded once into 118 x 210 mm

Call Number / Accession Number

E 5-133