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Canadiana, Card, Ephemera, Victoria, BC

The Kohinoor of Cities

The Kohinoor of Cities

Sunshiny Weather

In a previous post I eluded to the fact that Victoria has seen many tag lines over the years.  This little promotional card from about 1910 uses one of the more unusual descriptors: The Kohinoor of Cities. A Jewel Set in the Pacific.

The Kohinoor is a 105-carat diamond from India which became part of the British Crown Jewels when Queen Victoria became Empress of India in 1877.

The image shows Victoria’s busy Inner Harbour and both the Parliament Buildings and the recently completed Empress Hotel.  On the back is a list of attractions which include Sunshiny Weather, Cool Nights and both Automobiling and Driving.

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