Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Greeting Cards by Moses Brooks

     I bought this collection of greeting cards back in the early 1990's and never used them as they are a great record of Prince Edward Island Architecture.  Mr. Brooks has dated these illustrations between 1985-1987.  A few of these properties have since disappeared.
     For more information about Mr. Books see his website at: http://www.navnet.net/paper/  As well, below is the back of one of the cards which gives more information about the illustrator.
 Above: Prince Edward Island's Province House, Charlottetown.
     Above: rear view of Green Gables House (formerly the Webb family homestead), Cavendish.
     Above: rear view of the Birthplace of L.M. Montgomery at New London Corner - today a museum.
     Above: this old mill can still be found in Murray River on a tiny Island connected by two small bridges.
 Above: an icon scene at North Rustico Harbour.
    Above: I photographed this property in 1989 - see my previous post  http://peiheritagebuildings.blogspot.ca/2011/02/westmoreland-homestead-pei.html
     Above: this homestead still remains and is located in Springbrook between New London and French River.
     Above: The Old Mill Museum near Stanley Bridge was actually the Long River Grist Mill (operated by the Johnstone family).  It was demolished many years ago.

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