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Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.

PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, Victoria, B.C. Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia and the most important gateway to the great scenic attractions of Vancouver Island. From its beflowered atmosphere it is appreciated as "a little bit of Old England."

Publisher Union Oil Co. (founded in 1890)


Horizontal: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Photochrome on card stock.

Not On View



Back: divided. Mint. UNION 76
No. 1 in UNION OIL COMPANY OF CANADA’S Color Photographic Scenes of British Columbia
Copyrighted 1939, Union Oil Co. of Canada. Printed in Canada.


Between 1950 and 2015, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in Europe and the United States; 2015, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 2015)

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Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder