Title: Charlottetown - the Beautiful City of Prince Edward Island - the Capital of the Garden of the Gulf Photographer: W.S. Louson Publisher: Carter & Co., Charlottetown: c1905 Description: Oblong 8vo. Not paginated (40 pp). Illustrated with half-tone engravings. Softcover.
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George Carter, originally of Winsloe, P.E.I., started in the seed business in Charlottetown in 1879 but quickly moved into other lines of business including books and stationary, soft goods and notions. In 1903 he met with financial difficulties and he had left the Island by 1905 but his brother Isaac continued the business under the Carter name. With the increase in tourism late in the 19th century the firm adapted quickly to the desire of visitors for souvenirs and was soon advertising the availability of products at their Charlottetown store. They published a number of souvenir photo books of the Island.