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  • Étretat – La Plage par un gros temps ca. 1900
    Image       Postcard of Étretat – The Beach in bad weather, ca. 1900
    Image     Postcard of Étretat – The Beach in bad weather, ca. 1900
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – La Plage, vue prise de la Falaise d’Aval [The beach, view taken from the Aval Cliff]
    Image       Postcard of the beach at Étretat, taken from the Aval Cliff, ca. 1900
    Image     Postcard of the beach at Étretat, taken from the Aval Cliff, ca. 1900
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – L'Hôtel des Roches Blanches [White Rocks Hotel]
    Image       Postcard of the Hotel des Roches Blanches [White Rocks] in Étretat, France, ca. 1900
    Image     Postcard of the Hotel des Roches Blanches [White Rocks] in Étretat, France, ca. 1900
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – La Terrasse du Casino
    Image       Postcard of the Casino Terrace in Étretat, France, ca. 1900
    Image     Postcard of the Casino Terrace in Étretat, France, ca. 1900
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – Le Travail des Filets [Mending the fishnets]
    Image       Reverse: It is quite characteristic of this place to have one of these boats as part of the landscape of the garden plots. Say old chap, do you ever read Browning? Get a chance to read "As birds their trackless path," and you will know what faith is. Do not ...
    Image     Reverse: It is quite characteristic of this place to have one of these boats as part of the landscape of the garden plots. Say old chap, do you ever read ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – Un Cabestan
    Image       Postcard of a cabestan on the Étretat beach
    Image     Postcard of a cabestan on the Étretat beach
    Oakville Public Library
  • Cape North, Cape Breton, N.S.
    Image       Cape North, Cape Breton, N.S.
    Image     Cape North, Cape Breton, N.S.
    Oakville Public Library
  • Mt. Shubal, Sandy Cove, N.S.
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    Oakville Public Library
  • Lynton, North Cliff Walk
    ImageText       Reverse: [London, Aug. 3/14, message continues from postcard "Tintern Abbey from S.E."] 3. Our trip has been very enjoyable. I'll write you, after I get home and tell you just what places we have visited. At the present time we would not mind very much if we were sailing this ...
    ImageText     Reverse: [London, Aug. 3/14, message continues from postcard "Tintern Abbey from S.E."] 3. Our trip has been very enjoyable. I'll write you, after I get home and tell you just ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • A Good Days' Catch, British Columbia, Canada
    Image       Front: What have you got in your mouth? Worms for bait just like M.R. [Middle River, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia].
    Image     Front: What have you got in your mouth? Worms for bait just like M.R. [Middle River, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia].
    Oakville Public Library
  • Beach and Breakwater, Bay of Fundy, near Sandy Cove, N.S.
    Image       Beach and Breakwater, Bay of Fundy, Near Sandy Cove, N.S.
    Image     Beach and Breakwater, Bay of Fundy, Near Sandy Cove, N.S.
    Oakville Public Library
  • Brown's Beach, Bridgetown, Barbados
    ImageText       Reverse reads: "Having a fine time. George"
    ImageText     Reverse reads: "Having a fine time. George"
    Oakville Public Library
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The R.B. Layton Postcard Collection


Rev. Dr. Robert Blackwood Layton (1879-1973) was a Presbyterian minister from Nova Scotia who had churches in Trinidad, and Nova Scotia. He moved to Alberta in 1924 and the next year became a United Church minister (at church union). He was educated at Dalhousie University, Pinehill Presbyterian College, University of Glasgow, and had an honorary doctorate conferred on him by the University of Alberta.