VIEW OF HOPEWELL VILLAGE, NOVA SCOTIA
Collection ID: PC 0278
Printer: Real Photo Postcard
Postmark: Oct ??, New Glasgow & Oct 31, 1905, Dourdan, Seine (France)
Gaston Porcher is to date an unidentified character in this study of Pictou County postcards. He clearly knew both the Torry's and the Crockett's, and while it is not in any way proven, I am wondering if perhaps he was the link between the Torry's and their Belgian printer?
Based on the fact that this image has never shown up on a commercially printed postcard, and as I have 3 copies of this postcard (as of May 2014) all mailed by various members of the Crockett family, it is quite probable that a member of the Crockett family was the original photographer.
THE CLIFFS, HOPEWELL, N.S.
Collection ID#: PC 00666
Photographer: Probably A. R., MacLeod, Hopewell, N.S.
Postmark: Feb 11, 1907
Do you know where these cliffs are and could you pinpoint them on a Google Map? Please email me if you know the answer to this. Also who was A.R. MacLeod?
HOPEWELL, NOVA SCOTIA
Collection ID#: PC 00490
Photographer: Probably Torey family, but possibly Crockett family
Postmark: November 20, 1905, New Glasgow, NS & Dec 4, 1905, Tours,?, Loire (France)
A blue ink hand stamp in upper left corner on front of card reads J. S. Crockett, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. The card back is identical to the other real photo postcards mailed by the Crockett family. Members of the Crockett family lived in Hopewell.
A. L. HOAR'S GENERAL STORE, HOPEWELL, N.S.
Collection ID#: PC 00652
Printer: Unknown - Real Photo postcard with AZO stamp box
The handwriting on the card is identical to PC 00653 of the Hopewell School which is shown just below. It is rather shaky so I am wondering if it was an elderly person who did the writing.
SCHOOL AT HOPEWELL, N.S.
Collection ID#: PC 00653
Printer: Unknown - Real photo postcard with AZO stamp box
Postmark: Unused card
NO TITLE (HOPEWELL FOOT BRIDGE)
Collection ID#: PC 00491
Photographer: Probably Torry or Crocket family
Publisher: Unknown - Real Photo postcard
Postmark: November 21, 1905, New Glasgow, NS & Dec 4, 1905, Paris, France
There is a photo of this exact scene (without the woman on the bridge) in the History of Hopewell, by Janet C. Bain and it is identified as being across from the C.N.R. Station and is likely the one that was built in 1881.
In this book, Janet Bain writes:
"Various footbridges were built across the West Branch of the East River. The first one was suspended on cables and built across from the station. A path led directly from the station to the river.
Another bridge of page wire was erected at MacArthurs. This bridge has served the area since before 1991 and is still in use today (1977).
Two others were located further up the river, one at Rod MacLean's and the other still further up the river at Enon MacLean's. Both of these bridges were made of page wire and have been gone for quite a few years."
This postcard was mailed to Mlle. Marguerite Delpy, 29 Boulevard de la Chapelle, Paris, France, one day after the PC 00490, Hopewell postcard.