Place Published: NP
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
First edition. This unused post card measures 3 in. by 5 in. Circa 1905 with early Laurier Prime Minister image. White scratch on top of card and code number B33 in lower right of image, otherwise very good condition. Back of post card has a black paper section where likely affixed to album from removal. In very good condition. Handwritten in pencil Canadian PM. Interesting to note the printed spelling of Wilfred on the front is incorrect and where Wilfrid (correct) Laurier has signed.
Ro´to`graph (Photography) A photograph printed by a process in which a strip or roll of sensitized paper is automatically fed over the negative so that a series of prints are made, and are then developed, fixed, cut apart, and washed at a very rapid rate.
Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) was Canada's seventh Prime Minister, first French-Canadian Prime Minister and second "elected" Prime Minister (after Sir John A. Macdonald), holding office 1896-1911. Laurier was born in St. Lin, Quebec. He received a law degree from McGill University in 1864, and practiced law in Montreal and Arthabaskville from 1864-1896. Wilfrid Laurier was Liberal party leader from 1887 until his death in 1919 . His nearly 45 years (1874-1919) of service in Federal politics in the House of Commons stands as a record in Canadian politics.
In a 2010 poll of 1,000 Canadians, weekly news magazine Maclean’s asked who Canada’s greatest Prime-Minister was. More than 80% of respondents replied “Wilfrid Laurier”.
Very Good. Item #2888