King St. West, Toronto on the Day Before Christmas 1853
Colour line block on wove paper.
101 x 194; 101 x 194; sheet 235 x 210 folded once into 118 x 210 mm.
Toronto Reference Library Baldwin Call number: E 5-133
Inscribed in the print, l.r.: Feb. '44 / C.W. JEFFERYS; b.: KING ST. WEST, TORONTO ON THE DAY BEFORE Christmas 1853 Letterpress p. : THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE GLOBE AS A DAILY was printed on October 1, 1853, at the King Street West site now occupied by the head office of the Canadian Bank of Commerce. Previously it had been published first as a weekly and then as a semiweekly. The scene shown on the front of this card was drawn by C.W. Jefferys, famed Canadian historical artist and depicts, with great attention to authenticity, the passerby who might be encountered on King Street in this period. George Brown, founder of The Globe, may be seen emerging from his offices with the morning's copy of his newspaper under his arm.; p. : Christmas Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year The Globe and Mail Toronto, Canada; Inscribed in pen and very dark purple ink, p.  l.r.: Cyril L. Capreol
Probably after the illustration in Landmarks of Toronto, vol. 1, p. 217. The Globe Building (1853-1864) was on King St. W., s. side, w. of Jordan St.
- The Globe and Mail. KING ST. WEST, TORONTO ON THE DAY BEFORE Christmas 1853. Greeting card, probably for 1944. Cover illustration by CWJ, signed and dated lower right, Feb. ’44. Filed at Feb. 1944. http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?R=DC-PICTURES-R-5955 Accessed October 28, 2015.