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This seems to be a postcard. According to "Camera Clues" by Joe Nickell, postcards from before 1907 had undivided backs while ones 1907 and later had backs divided for the address and message. I'm not sure if this also applies to Canada, but it might be worth checking out. The style of the boy's clothing seems later than 1907, though. "Everyday Fashions 1909-1920, As Pictured in Sears Catalogs" is a good resource for this period. There is another book in this series for the 1920s. These should help you date the photo by the boy's clothing.

Anna

Posted by Ranming on 25 February 2010 - 5:50pm

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