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 A recent visit to the Dundurn Castle Gift Shop gave me a chance to record this scene.

Our "This is a Beautiful City" book of Hamilton post cards is front and centre at the checkout point.

Laura Lee Montecalvo, a gift shop clerk, adds another level of Hamilton beauty to the scene.



Be sure to mark your calendars.


Wednesday, September 23rd is the date of our next meeting. 


Visit the Meetings & Location page for details.



The book

"This is a Beautiful City"

is the first of three volumes of post cards of Hamilton

from the turn of the century (the Golden Age of post cards) to the 1960's.

The book can be purchased at the following vendors.

(In Alphabetical order)


A Different Drummer Books - 513 Locust Street, Burlington - 905-639-0925


Barely Bent Used Books - 46 King Street East, Dundas - 905-628-7862


Battlefield Park Museum - 77 King St W, Hamilton - 905 662-8458


Bryan Prince Bookseller - 1060 King St West, Hamilton - 905-528-4508


Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum - 9280 Airport Rd., Mt. Hope - 905-679-4183


Dundas Museum & Archives - 139 Park Street West, Dundas - 905-627-7412


Dundurn National Historic Site - 610 York Blvd., Hamilton - 905-546-2872 Ext 2525


Epic Books - 226 Locke St South, Hamilton - 905-525-6538


James Street Bookseller - 134 James Street South, Hamilton - 905-296-1251


Mixed Media - 154 James St North, Hamilton - 905-529-2323


Pickwick Books - 325 Dundas St. East, Waterdown - 905-690-0632


The Hamilton Store - 165 James St North, Hamilton - 905-973-2932



Many great shows and antique markets are also listed on the Shows & Exhibits page.



A Success Story!



Back in November 2014 we received the following request.

"I work at a long term care home in Dundas with a large percentage of our residents who suffer from dementia.  We have purchased your book and would love to enlarge a number of the images to hang in the halls of our 'home' to assist in 'engaging' and reminiscing with our residents with cognitive impairment."


Working with Karen McClemont, Resident Program Manager, Blackadar Continuing Care Centre in Dundas we agreed on a selection of images that were felt to be the best for the situation. Staples Office Supplies in the Ancaster Meadowlands then produced from files supplied by GHPCC two copies of each of the six images. One set was placed in existing frames at the home while the other set, to go on another floor in the home, were mounted at "Sealed-Art" at the corner of Main Street East and Gage Avenue in Hamilton.

  The result has been a success all round. The residents are happy, the staff are happy and GHPCC is happy as a result of learning that Staples would not print the images directly from the book since it was copyright material. Kudos to them.



The Golden Horseshoe Post Card Club

GHPCC's Official Club Web Site was updated on September 19, 2015.



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