A Postcard Tour of the Plaza
Postcard showing how it was imagined that the centre of the city would look in 1913.
Lost Ottawa loves old postcards. Almost by definition, they capture what people found both distinctive and characteristic of a place at the time they were made. That makes them great for studying history. They are almost always colourized, and that makes them nice to look at.
The link below will take you to the first of a series of postcard-based virtual tours from what is known as the Golden Age of Postcards, 1903-1914.
The goal of these tours is to give you a sense of place and a feeling for the life of the city at the height of the Edwardian Era, and the end of what is often called the Long Nineteenth Century. But let’s not dally. Get started with your tour of the Plaza by clicking here.