Toronto Litho Co. Ltd. Canadian Sports Series

The Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited published a series of postcards featuring Canadian Sports in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This series bears a strong resemblance to a similar series issued by J.C. WIlson & Co. prior to Toronto Litho’s series.


Some of the cards are shown below.

Lawn Tennis

Curling

Snowshoeing

Hockey

Riding

Rowing

Lacrosse

Printer’s Proofs

Cricket

Football

Snowshoeing

Lacrosse

Sculling

While most of the proofs show the final graphics used on the published cards, the “ROWING & YACHTING” card varies from the proof, which was designated “SCULLING & YACHTING”. The change from “SCULLING” to “ROWING” seems to have occurred at the last moment, and the “N” in “ROWING” has been printed in reverse.