A strange multi-view 'Private Post Card' of Medicine Hat, Alberta, with only three pictures on the front and presumably space for a message, although this is a divided back card postally used in 1913.
Pictures are: Birds Eye View, Main Street, and "A.P. Burn's Residence".
Imprint: C.M. 4175, All rights reserved, Made in Germany.
Postally used MR 13 13 to London, England. Stamp removed but no damage. Conditon good except for lower right corner.
A.P. Burns was a noted businessman, contractor, builder, and rancher in post-1900 Medicine Hat. He was born in Elinora, Ontario in 1877. He was president of the Gas City Planing Mill Ltd. And at one time was vice-president of the Medicine Hat News Ltd. when it was locally owned. He also served for two terms on City Council, was a past-president of the Chamber of Commerce, first president of the Western Reclamation Association, and chairman of the Chamber's irrigation committee. During the Second World War he was chairman of the Medicine Hat and District Committee for National War Finance. He had an interest in sports, serving as president of the old Monarch Hockey Club, and the Alberta Fish and Game Association.