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Ste-Agathe-des-Monts (Repost)

This is is a postcard of Ste-Agathe-des-Monts which was mailed in the early 1960s, though the image might actually be from the late 1950s. Ste-Agathe is located in the Laurentians, and is part of the modern administrative region called Les Laurentides. The Laurentians are best known to outsiders as a great skiing region.

SteAgatheDesMonts

I bought this postcard because the SHELL sign is one that I used to see in my childhood.

Here’s a message that PostcardKris of Postcard Images: 100 years of life, love and mystery left in the comment box below. I guess we know where to get our cars dated now!.

“Close as I can tell, the first parked car facing the camera is a 1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner. I can tell by the very distinctive small parking lights under the headlights. The dark car on the right pointing away from the camera is late 40’s. All the cars look like late 40’s, early to mid 50’s. My best guess is the photo for this postcard was taken in the mid-fifties.”

And here’s a great new message from  Michael Litvack.  Thanks!

The defining way to date this St. Agathe postcard is to locate the Laurentien Bar restaurant. I believe it moved from the right side to the left side about 1952.  Whistles on the cash sold for one cent,  Bazooka gum for 2 cents,,,and the Smokeburgers and vanilla cokes were just great ! Smokeburgers???  machine sliced commercial smoked meat formed in to a patty, and the grilled and put in a hamburger bun, with mustard. It was 60 years ago…yummy!

Surnames of Ste-Agathe-des-Monts (1901 – CDN Census)

Alarie
Atham
Aubin
Barette
Baumgartin
Bazin
Beauchamp
Beauchamps
Beaulieu
Béchard
Bédard
Belair
Bélanger
Belisle
Benoit
Berichon
Bigras
Binette
Black
Blondin
Bohémier
Boivin
Bonelly
Bouchard
Boucher
Boulard
Bourque
Brault
Brien
Brière
Brisbois
Brissette
Brousseau
Brown
Brunelle
Brunet
Cadieux
Cadot
Cahill
Calvé
Campeau
Cantin
Caron
Cathola
Chabot
Chalifoux
Charbonneau
Charette
Charland
Chartrand
Chenier
Chevalier
Clark
Clément
Clermont
Clouthier
Constantineau
Corbeil
Côté
Courchène
Coursel
Coursolle
Couvillon
Curadeau(?)
Cyr
Dajenais
Daoust
David
Dazé
Dechene
Deroche
Derosiers
Des Brisag
Des Brisay
Desjardins
Desormeaux
Desroches
Dick
Doherty
Doré
Dufour
Duquette
Etu
Farmer
Filiatrault
Forget
Forgette
Fortin
Fournel
Furness
Garth
Gascon
Gaudet
Gauthier
Gauvreau
Giroux
Glen
Godon
Gourane
Grathern
Gravel
Grenier
Grenon
Grignon
Groulx
Guilbeault
Guindon
Guyot
Halm?
Haynes
Hétu
Houle
Howard
Huard
Hudt
Hughes
Huneau
Huot
Kirk
L’Allier
Labelle
Labrecque
Lacas
Lachance
Lafleur
Laforest
Lajeunesse
Lajoie
Lamarche
Landreville
Lanthier
Lapointe
Laporte
Larivière
Lauzon
Lavallé
Laviolette
Lebault
Leblanc
Lecavalier
Lecland
Leduc
Lee
Leet
Legaré
Leith
Liboiron
Loiseau
Longpré
Longtin
Lortie
Lunan
Marchand
Marier
Martial
Masni(?)
Maurice
McCullom
Mckay
Meunier
Milaire
Monette
Mongeon
Murphey
Myers
Nadon
Nantel
O’Neill
Pagé
Paiement
Paquette
Paradis
Parent
Parker
Pendergast
Perrault
Piché
Pigeon
Poirier
Portelance
Préfontaine
Primeau
Proulx
Prud’homme
Rault
Raymond
Reid
Renaud
Renouf
Resther
Robb
Robert
Robillard
Robin
Rolland
Rouleau
Roza
Ryan
Sauvé
Scott
Segot
Shabo?
Sigoin
Sigouin
Smith
Soeur
Sparrow
St Amour
St Aubin
St Jacques
St Louis
St-Aubin
St-Louis
Tailfer
Tailfler
Taillon
Thibault
Touchette
Tourangeau
Vanier
Villeneuve
Walker
Wand
Weston
Wight
Wooledge
Wright

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8 Comments »

  1. What a wonderful postcard! Those shell signs are a part of my childhood, too. (Grin)

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    Comment by Beth | October 10, 2009 | Reply

  2. That’s a nice collection of vintage signs and cars on that street.

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    Comment by postcardy | October 12, 2009 | Reply

  3. Close as I can tell, the first parked car facing the camera is a 1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner. I can tell by the very distinctive small parking lights under the headlights. The dark car on the right pointing away from the camera is late 40’s. All the cars look like late 40’s, early to mid 50’s. My best guess is the photo for this postcard was taken in the mid-fifties.

    The Shell sign and other ad signs bring back memories for me too. Thanks for posting.

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    Comment by Kris | October 12, 2009 | Reply

  4. bonjour,clic par hasard sur cette belle carte postale,et sur le patronyme LECLAND dans le recensement de 1901.
    passionné de généalogie,sachant qu’il existe une famille au canada avez d’autre renseignements sur ces personnes.
    merci d’avance
    cordialement
    Michel Lecland

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    Comment by lecland | November 19, 2009 | Reply

    • Bonjour Michel, Merci de votre commentaire! Etes-vous de Ste-Agathe des-Monts?
      Evelyn

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      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | November 19, 2009 | Reply

      • Bonjour Evelyne,
        meilleurs voeux pour l’année 2010
        J’habite en France à Orléans et je recherche tous ce qui se rapporte au patronyme” Lecland”.
        Si vous pouvez chercher dans cette liste de recensement de 1901 si y il a d’autres renseignement (dates de naissance, de mariage conjoints ou enfants).
        Ou m’indiquer comment faire pour chercher.
        cordialement
        Michel Lecland

        Reply here:
        http://acanadianfamily.com/2010/01/15/evelyn-in-montreal-the-lecland-surname-in-quebec-genealogy/

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        Comment by lecland michel | January 15, 2010 | Reply

  5. the defining way to date this St. Agathe postcard is to locate the Laurentien Bar restaurant. I believe it moved from the right side to the left side about 1952.Whistles on the cash sold for one cent, Bazooka gum for 2 cents,,,and the Smokeburgers and vanilla cokes were just great ! Smokeburgers???machine sliced commercial smoked meat formed in to a patty, and the grilled and put in a hamburger bun, with mustard. It was 60 years ago…yummy!

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    Comment by Michael Litvack | April 1, 2012 | Reply

  6. Have a look at the painting that I just finished based on this old postcard. Everything is as in the postcard, except for the Coca-Cola sign that I added. Fine Art America. I would post it here, but I don’t know how!

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    Comment by Michael Litvack | April 9, 2012 | Reply


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