Much of northern history can be found on old postcards such as on the one above, which is on this Japanese Bazaar Shop card, a Dawson City publisher of postcards. Also, the Zaccarelli Store in Dawson City published 48 cards, or more.
These were high-quality cards. An old friend of mine, the renowned collector John Grainger of Ketchikan, Alaska, published an interesting book about Alaska-Yukon postcards and, in it, mentioned I was the first and probably only person to put out a postcard printed on moosehide.
Items like stereo-view cards and magic lantern slides also recorded much of our Yukon and northern history.
Antique postcard from Jim Robb collection.
Anyone with information about this subject, please write Jim Robb: The Colourful Five Per Cent Scrapbook—Can You Identify? c/o the Yukon News, 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, Yukon,
Y1A 2E4, or e-mail through the News website, www.yukon-news.com.