The Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle’s 1909 World’s Fair

Here are the links for the talk I’m giving today on 1909 era Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition postcards. I will post some book titles later too. If you know a family member attended the AYPE, I’d love to hear from you!

The Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle’s 1909 World’s Fair

A very few on-line references

The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Special Collections Division, University of Washington:

When the World Came to Campus, Library exhibit, from over 1200 photographs and postcards in the collection, including many of Frank H. Nowell’s official ones, along with maps. brochures, scrapbooks, etc.

A Memorable Enterprise, The AYPE and the City of Seattle. Seattle Municipal Archives:

Alaska Yukon Pacific “Seattle’s Forgotten World’s Fair”, documentary video,

Images of the Fair, Dan Kerlee,, many interesting images and asides, see an example of a photo permit, for instance:

:Alaska and Pacific Northwest early photographers collection, circa 1860-1943, Special Collections, University of Washington. See also at Archives West:

Vancouver Postcard Club meets Nov 17, 2013 – Christmas theme

Coming up this weekend, Sunday, 17 November 2013 – the Vancouver Postcard Club meeting, starting at 11:30 am at the Hastings Community Centre, Vancouver.

Club member Neil Whaley will present Vancouver Christmas postcards and ephemera.  I’m sure we’ll be seeing some quite unique cards – and I do love ephemera. One of his cards is from 1887 when the City of Vancouver was just a year old. See that card on the Vancouver Postcard Club website.

Here’s a lovely embossed postcard from my own collection showing Santa visiting on Christmas Eve. Mailed in the USA; stamped General Delivery Vancouver BC Jan 1 ? 5 ? 12m, and addressed just to Mr. E. C. Shaughnessy Vancouver B C. (possible Edward Shaughnessy).
Christmas postcard

Christmas postcard - back

Vancouver Postcard Club talks – October/November 2012

Coming up this fall at Vancouver Postcard Club meetings:

October 21st – Rein Stamm presents material from local photographers and postcard publishers, circa 1900 – 1920.

November 18th – Fred Hume will show highlights of his 30 plus years of postcard collecting, featuring two sports themes.

Vancouver Postcard Club meetings are held from noon to 2 pm at the Hastings Community Centre, 3096 E. Hastings St Vancouver, BC. See the Club website for more information on activities and membership.

Vancouver Postcard Club talk on Britannia Beach, Sunday Sept 16, 2012, Vancouver BC

This Sunday, Sept 16, from noon –  2:00 pm, Vancouver Postcard Club presents a talk by Art Davies on postcards of Britannia Beach – mines and community.

Britannia Beach was a ‘company town’ 50 kms north of Vancouver. At one time it was the largest Copper producing mine in the British Empire; it operated until 1974. Beset by landslides and other tragedies throughout its history, it is now a National Historic Site and enjoying the success of the refurbished Britannia Mine Museum.

This talk will be at the Hastings Community Centre in Vancouver, 3096 East Hastings St., V5K 2A3.

Vancouver Postcard Club: