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Vintage souvenir postcard folder featuring Montreal, Canada. Souvenir folder is unused/unmailed. Images are of the matte cardstock variety, and inside features a place to write your greeting and a description of the area. Contains 13 different postcard-sized images with an additional giant 5-wide panoramic view of the city of Montreal. Folder is not dated, however it's believed to be from the 1940's or early 50's. Printed on the front is "Engraved by Photogelatine Engraving Co. Ltd. Ottawa".
Once found at any given newspaper stand and sundry store, souvenir folders are now considered passé yet there was a time not long ago when these were considered en vogue. In a nutshell a souvenir folder is a group of connected picture cards (scenes of a certain theme, city, or tourist destination) with each image held together accordion-style in a string of cardboard. Each card is a photograph of a particular landmark. Sometimes each page would act as its own individual postcard; often they would simply contain another image on the reverse. Usually the entire souvenir folder was snail-mailed with all pictures intact, or if not mailed the folder was tucked away in a suitcase to be brought home.
Condition: Like new, unused. Slight wear to outer envelope.