Gallery Two - Postcard Scenes of Hamilton
We are pleased to present a collection of historic postcards documenting aspects of our community through the years. This material has been graciously made available to us by Robin McKee. He is a Counsellor on the Executive of the Hamilton Mountain Heritage Society and is keenly interested in the history of our community. Robin also operates "Historical Perceptions", a program that provides public tours of the Hamilton Cemetery (see below for additional details).
As demonstrated by this collection of historic postcards Hamilton is a place of beauty and interest.
First some general scenic views of Hamilton from the earlier years.
(This first card is a reproduction, in postcard form, of a photograph that dates back to 1859.)
(This card was mailed from Clinton, Ontario, to an address in London, Ontario, and is postmarked August 20, 1910.)
(This card was postmarked in Hamilton on March 24, 1915.)
(This card was postmarked in Strabane on November 13, 1912.)
(This card was postmarked in Hamilton on January 4, 1910.)
(This card was postmarked in Hamilton on November 3, 1912.)
(This card was postmarked in Brantford on August 3, 1910.)
(This card is imprinted to indicate that the appropriate postal rates are 1 cent for Canada and the United States and 2 cents Foreign.)
Auchmar (also known as Mount Cenacle Retreat House and the Holy Spirit Centre).
The Hamilton Asylum
Some More Recent Views of the City
(This is the famous backwards city shot. Study it for a few minutes and you will see the problem.
These postcards are from the collection of Robin McKee - "Historical Perceptions" and are included here with his permission.
Each year Robin McKee conducts lively, informative tours of selected grave sites in Hamilton Cemetery
(located at 777 York Boulevard - across from Dundurn Castle).
These "Stories in the Stones" tours operate rain or shine.
For current information on Robin's tours visit his website at