Pictou County Postcards
Vintage Postcards from Pictou County, Nova Scotia

CREDITS & LINKS to Relevant Sites


Rodney C. Mackay
(My father) wrote the original manuscripts about the Torry family, postcards and their history in Pictou County, and provided photos, historical information, advice, encouragement, lessons on how to plan & build a website (there was lots of parental patience required for that one ... LOL), common sense and much more! It has really been the ongoing flow of information and help from my dad that got this whole project off the ground and made it into a reality! Visit my dad's website at http://rodneymackay.com/homepage.html for an look at the work of this very interesting Canadian artist and writer.

Cathryn Mackay (My sister) - Family database, Photo identification, Archiving, Historical Information

Anne Torey Mackay (My mother, deceased) - Photo identification. Historical Information.

Harold B. Torey & Eunice Mackay Torey (My grandparents, deceased) - Photos & Historical Information

Don Torey (My cousin, deceased) - Photos & Historical Information


The Waldren Studio Digital OnLine Collection, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS http://www.library.dal.ca/archives/waldren/index.htm A fabulous historical photo collection from Pictou County.

Town of New Glasgow, Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NewGlasgowNovaScotia Great place to keep track of what's happening in town.

Pictou Antigonish Regional Library http://www.parl.ns.ca/industry/

Pictou County GenWeb http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nspictou/

Pictou County Roots Society http://www.pictoucountyroots.ca/

Guysborough County GenWeb http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~guys/

Nova Scotia Archives, Buckley Family Fonds http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/buckley/description.asp

Toronto Postcard Club, Valentine & Warwick databases. http://torontopostcardclub.com/canadian-postcard-manufacturer-lists/

All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems, David A Wyatt http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~wyatt/alltime/

Pictou County Nova Scotia http://www.pictoucountynovascotia.com/


Torry’s Book Store, Original manuscript by Rod Mackay, Xmas 1968, 1 of 5 copies. With notes added periodically until 1985.

A Walking Tour of Edwardian New Glasgow Conducted by Rod Mackay, Original manuscript by Rod Mackay. 1985.

W. Torry, Publisher of Postcards, Report #4, by Rod C. Mackay, November 1985.

Nova Scotia's Industrial Centre
, Published by the towns of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville & Trenton, 1916.


Carl Boswick, Antique & Collectibles etc. - Postcards & Information

Tim & Anne Hall, Habitant Collectibles, Antiques and Collectibles http://habitantcollectibles.highwire.com/

Jeff Melski, Postage Stamps, Albums & Supplies seller, jmelski@sympatico.ca

Various Ebay sellers


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Sony Vaio TR series laptop
Photoshop CS4
TapForms by Brendon Duddridge https://www.tapforms.com/
Legacy by Millenia (genealogy database)
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Canon Lide 700F scanner
Lighthouse Vintage Postcard Albums
Antique Horn Handle Magnifying Glass with Silver filagree