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Nom de l'objet : Postcard
Titre : The Federal Building, c.1934
Artiste ou artisan : Unknown
Discipline : History
Médium : Ink/Cardstock
Numéro d'accession : 981.12.16
Date de début de production : 1934
Description : Colour tint postcard of the Federal Building. Printed in white across the bottom of image: "Post Office, Collingwood, Ont." Postmark on reverse reads: "Collingwood - PM - Aug 20 - 34 - ONT." Two cent stamp is present. Address handwritten in black ink on right reads: "Miss Mary Jackman - Killarney - Ont." Letter handwritten on left reads: "C,wood. - Aug. 20 - 34 - Hello Mary. - Greetings to all: - Arrived O.K in the old - town. Jack Howard was - buried this AM. Jake - Tesky died yesterday. - Am with you (?). - Delivered your message in detail - as requested. Best Wishes. - Fr. Morgan.
Commentaires : The Federal Building is located at 44 Hurontario Street, on the West side between First Street and Second Street. Description: Marble-fronted, Beaux-Arts Post Office with central, three-bay, Corinthian-order portico with central pediment, set between lower, three-bay, Doric porticoes, all with balustraded parapets and coffered bronze ceilings, and built in front of ashlar wall of two-storey building (housing three doors) and with dentilled and modillioned upper metal cornice (and hidden gutter) under battened, copper, hip roof (1913-15). This remarkable marble building, reportedly modelled on the Government House in Havana, pays tribute to the Greek Temple. Just as much in Main Street derives from the Renaissance and Classical world, or European fortified architecture, this building in particular, in material, form and detail, makes reference to ancient Greece. Reference: Heritage Collingwood http://www.heritagecollingwood.com/I_44Hur.html
Unité de mesure linéaire : 3 ½" x 5 ½
Établissement : Collingwood Museum
Ville de l'établissement : Collingwood
Province de l'établissement : Ontario
Site web de l'établissement : http://www.collingwood.ca/museum   Facebook-Collingwood Museum 

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