Postcards of St. Francis of Assisi

A friend sent me the link to the Blizzy63 Photostream, which is a feast of old postcards from around the province. I was interested to see images of St. Francis of Assisi monastery and church at Semlin and Napier, in the distinctive hand-tinted photographic format with cursive lettering of photographer Frank Gowen. I’d believed that he was out of business by about 1931, having sold to Coast Publishing which had a very different style; however, these cards cannot be earlier than 1938, when the church was built.

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One thought on “Postcards of St. Francis of Assisi

  1. If you look in the book written by Fr. Boniface you will see the stats on me. I was born and raised a Franciscan. I sang in the choir first as a youngster and then older. I was a child of Mary. I was confirmed by Archbishop Duke. My dad Mr.Peterson was very active for years in the parish my brother and I both went to St. Francis school.

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