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First World War photographs

  • CA ON00156 2012-14
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1919

Photographs of military personnel, taken during the First World War. Some are signed 'R.G.S.', including a photograph of the Halifax Explosion. The collection also includes a set of Ottawa street scenes.

Individuals identified in the photographs include: Jim Parm, Petty Officer Pace, Ted Lazier, Ted Wallbridge, Keith Petepiece, Reg Stevens [probably Reginald Garnet Stevens, 1896-1971, the R.G.S. who took the photographs], P. Domville, Colonel W. J. McEllinny.

Ottawa street scenes depict: Parliament Hill, Lovers Walk, Government House, Chateau Laurier, the Eastern Departmental Block, Interprovincial Bridge, City Hall Square, the Rideau Canal locks.

Grace B. Waters photograph albums

  • CA ON00156 GBW
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1946

The First World War photograph album contains about 164 black and white or sepia photographs, 1 cartoon entitled "The same old moon", 1 coloured pencil sketch of a nurse. The album is Kodak's "Gallia" model (32.5x26x2cm) in plain black, textured leatherette. The photographs vary greatly in size from 21 x 14.5 cm to 8.5 X5.9 cm. About 40 of the photographs are signed either "E.R. Owen" or "E.R.O.". The first photograph is marked in pencil, "Donor G.B.Waters". Many of the photographs depict the Duchess of Connaught Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Cliveden, England. Many images depict the hospital at the time of a visit by King George V and Queen Mary, a visit by Sir Robert Borden, and a visit by Winston Churchill. There are images of the hospital wards both indoors and out, the cafeteria, the linen supply, and many patients (a lot of the patients seem to be wearing special issue hospital shoes) and nurses. Subjects include: nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps; funerals; women ambulance drivers; trenches, military hospitals.

The second album dates from 1916 to 1921. Identified locations include: Athabaska Hall; Banff (Alberta); Red Deer; Lake St. Helena; Edmonton; Sylvan Lake; Mount Royal; Montreal (from M.G.H.); Fort William [Thunder Bay]; Lake of the Woods; Moose Jaw; Markerville; Innisfail; New York. There are several photographs of farm scenes and some of medical personnel in white coats, holding human bones.

The third album includes photographs taken at a graduation at McGill University in Montreal; scenes of Niagara Falls; photographs of cars; two photographs of hospital rooms.

This collection also includes an annual report for Kingston General Hospital, 1906; a brochure for Queen's University Hospital in Cairo, c.1915; five panoramic postcards of Le Tréport, France, c.1915; a letter from 'Elsa' of Dickson, Alberta to Ivy, Clifford and Lloyd, discussing her new job as head of a teacher training department in Ethiopia, dated 5 August 1946, and two sheets of song lyrics for the following songs:
Sheet 1
Cupid is the Captain of the Army
I've Said My Last Farewell
Those Songs My Mother Used to Sing
The Bull-Frog and the Coon
Poker Love
The Good Old U.S.A.
So Long Mary
The Tale of a Stroll
Lazy Moon

Sheet 2
Fishing
I Would Like to Marry You
As We Swing, Sweetheart
Drummer Song
Dear Old Johnstown
When I Rode on the Choo Choo Cars
I Fell in Love With Polly
Hey! Mister Joshua
Hiram Green, Good-Bye
It Makes Me Think of Home, Sweet, Home

Waters, Grace Brown

Cyril Sharp Belleville negatives

  • CA ON00156 2012-28
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1987

Collection of negatives taken by Cyril Sharp (all black and white unless noted as colour). The negatives were kept by him in a series of 49 envelopes with the following titles and dates:
1) Loyalist College Kente Entrance, 1975 (2 negatives)
2) Belleville, August 1975 (31 negatives)
3) Belleville scenes, October 1975 (7 negatives)
4) Remembrance Day Parade, November 1975 (18 negatives)
5) Belleville - Misc., April 1976 (10 negatives)
6) Bridge Street United Church, April 1976 (1 negative)
7) Belleville City Hall, April 1976 (5 negatives)
8) Belleville general scenes, April 1976 (2 negatives)
9) Belleville general photos, April 1976 (7 negatives)
10) Air Cadet Inspection 408 Belleville, May 1976 (20 negatives)
11) Air Cadet Inspection 408 Belleville, May 1976 (22 negatives)
12) C.N.R. Belleville, June 1976 (5 negatives)
13) Belleville, June 1976 (4 negatives)
14) Belleville Misc., June 1976 (4 negatives)
15) Belleville Aerial Old Bay Bridge (Causeway), July 1976 (20 negatives)
16) Belleville Pipe Band, January 1977 (10 colour negatives)
17) Belleville Pipe Band, January 1977 (12 colour negatives)
18) Belleville harbour, yacht club, misc., March 1977 (7 negatives)
19) Moira River Belleville, March 1977 (27 negatives)
20) Harbour Area Belleville, April 1977 (7 negatives)
21) Zwicks Island Park train display, April 1977 (5 negatives)
22) Belleville scenes, May 1977 (39 negatives)
23) Belleville misc., May 1977 (8 negatives)
24) Belleville misc., June 1977 (10 negatives)
25) Cablevue 4 Belleville, March 1978 (24 negatives)
26) Belleville scenes, April 1978 (15 negatives)
27) Misc. rock cuts, Belleville, Shomicker staff, April 1978 (14 negatives)
28) Belleville - harbour, Towers store, Anchorage apartments, Zwicks Island Park, May 1978 (10 negatives)
29) Moira River dam, May 1978 (3 negatives)
30) Belleville 100th, July 1978 (7 negatives)
31) Belleville 100th, July 1978 (12 negatives)
32) Belleville 100th, July 1978 (8 negatives)
33) Belleville 100th, July 1978 (12 negatives)
34) Belleville 100th, July 1978 (11 negatives)
35) Belleville 100th, July 1978 (6 negatives)
36) Belleville scenes, August 1978 (31 negatives)
37) Misc., September 1978 (6 negatives)
38) Misc. Belleville, September 1978 (6 negatives)
39) New high rise, Belleville, Bridge Street West, September 1978 (8 negatives)
40) Belleville downtown, old Cablevue building & Queen's Hotel, September 1978 (2 negatives)
41) Belleville Armistice Memorial, November 1978 (10 negatives)
42) Belleville Air Cadet Inspection, May 1979 (15 negatives)
43) Belleville Air Cadet Inspection, May 1979 (12 negatives)
44) Misc. City Hall, Belleville downtown, March 1979 (11 negatives)
45) Belleville misc., May 1979 (8 negatives)
46) Church, Harbour, Belleville, June 1979 (3 negatives
47) Bridge, 1980 (1 negative)
48) Sidewalk Sale, August 1983 (30 negatives)
49) Moira River bed & waterfront, September 1987 (12 negatives)

Sharp, Cyril

William Freeman railway photographs

  • CA ON00156 2019-015
  • Fonds
  • c.1911

Eighteen photo-postcards of Hastings County scenes, taken by William Freeman. They include images of Bannockburn (2), Eldorado (4), Moscow (1), and Trenton (3). Items donated in 2011 include a photograph of Oran Tripp at Trenton, snapshots of the Rose family of Millbridge, a Model T at Bannockburn in 1911 and three C.N.R. engines at Bannockburn in 1912.

Freeman, William

Smith family photographs

  • CA ON00156 2014-49
  • Fonds
  • 1872-2000

The fonds consists of 633 photographs, 23 negatives, letters, sympathy cards, business cards, newspaper clippings, genealogy and family history and a few business papers belonging to the Smith family, primarily Frank Smith of Madoc. The photographs found in this fonds mainly depict the area around Madoc, with some from Bancroft, Maynooth and other places in Hastings County. A large number of the photographs were taken on vacation or while travelling through Canada and the United States. The photographs were taken in Florida, Atlantic City, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Healy Falls, Shaw Falls, Coppercliffe, Ottawa, Port Carling, Gaspe, Napanee, Madoc, Bancroft, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. There are 3 letters from Henry and Eliza Smith between 1872 and 1874. A birth certificate for Frank Smith, news clippings on the Smith and McCaw families and events in Madoc. There are family trees and other genealogical information connecting the Smith, McCaw and other families. The families primarily depicted in the photographs are the Smith family, McCaw family, Swayne family and Cassidy family. Many of the photographs have names and places written on the back of them. Other people mentioned on the photographs include: Jean Phillips Thompson, Mary Smith Barton, Aunt Vera, Muriel Smith, George Wright, Hugh Pepper, Frank Smith, Frank and Jane Packer Ingersoll, Elizabeth Baker, Martin Porter, Kay Seaton, Helen Whycock, Bessie Woods, Tom Ross, Jack and Ann Yonkers.

Smith (family)

Negatives of photographs of houses in Belleville, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 2018-033
  • Fonds
  • 1978

A series of negatives of properties in Belleville, Ontario, taken by members of the Belleville Camera Club on behalf of the Historic Structures Committee of Hastings County Historical Society. Also a file containing a list of the houses in 'Area C' of Belleville (from the east side of Front Street to East Hill) which were to be photographed.

Hastings County Historical Society. Building Research Committee

W.H. Waldorf records

  • CA ON00156 1985-01
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1938

This fonds contains one folder of family records, twenty-seven folders of invoices from the following businesses:
W.M. Davies Pork Packers and Provision Merchants of Toronto, 1917
Dominion Sugar Companies Limited of Chatham, 1917
S. Domenico, Wholesale Fruit Merchants of Belleville, 1912-1917
Eby-Blain Limited, Wholesale Importing and Manufacturing Grocers of Toronto, 1916-1917
Grand Trunk Railroad System, 1917
R.B. Hayhoe & Company Importers of Teas and Coffees, Confectioners Supplies of Toronto, 1917
H.J. Heinz Company of Toronto, 1916-1917
Hodgens and Roberts Limited Tobacconists, Scales and Roberts Company Limited Tobacconists of Toronto, 1917
L.P. Hughes Flour and Feeds, Seeds, Rolled Oats and All Kinds of Breakfast Cereals of Belleville, 1917
Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario – Central Ontario System-Trenton, 1917-1918
P.C. Larkin and Company Tea Merchants of Toronto, 1917
S.B. McClung, Paints, Oils, Glass, etc. of Trenton, 1917
W.E. Mayhew – Trent Valley Mills of Trenton 1916-1917
William Patterson and Son Company of Belleville, 1916 to 1918
Wm. Rennie Company Limited Seeds of Toronto, 1916-1917
George A. Robertson and Son Limited, Wholesale Groceries of Kingston, 1908-1917
John Sloan & Company of Belleville, 1917
Swift Canadian Company of Toronto, 1917
Telfer Bros. Limited of Toronto, 1917
Trenton Garage, 1916 1917
White and Company Limited Fruit, Produce and Fish of Toronto, 1917
Dalley Products Limited of Hamilton, 1917
W.J. Crothers Company of Kingston, 1917
R.B. Cooper of Belleville, 1917
Belleville Creameries, 1917
Belleville Cider and Vinegar Company, 1917
Bell Telephone of Trenton, 1917
Armstrong and Paffard of Toronto, 1917
There is also one folder containing pages from a ledger, one cash book volume, one folder of sales slips with a sales slip book, and one folder of receipts, orders and correspondence. There is a folder containing land deeds and personal papers.

Waldorf, William H.

Digital copies of negatives from the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf

  • CA ON00156 2018-023
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1939

Scanned copies of negatives and one photograph taken by staff of the Ontario School for the Deaf (now Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf). They include photographs of children taking part in classes, sports and activities at the school. The photograph shows City Hall in Belleville, Ontario, decorated for the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in May 1939.

Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf

Photographs by Bobby-Jo Morris

  • CA ON00156 2014-18
  • Fonds
  • 2014

Colour photographs taken by Bobby-Jo Morris of two events:
1) Protests on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory concerning missing and murdered Indigenous women, 4 March 2014 (16 photographs and four pages of explanatory notes)
2) Flooding in Foxboro, Belleville and Millton, Ontario in April 2014 (30 annotated photographs)

Morris, Bobby-Jo

Records of the Women's Study Guild (Belleville)

  • CA ON00156 2016-70
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1998

Minutes, texts of talks and financial records of the Women's Study Guild, originally formed at the John Street United Church in Belleville, Ontario.

Women's Study Guild

Leonard Fry photographs

  • CA ON00156 2018-035
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1971

Photographs relating to the career of Leonard Fry, who was a member of the 34th Belleville Field Artillery and an employee of the Grand Trunk Railway and Canadian National Railway. Includes aerial view of the roundhouse in Belleville at the end of the Second World War, March 18, 1939 edition of 'Saturday Night' magazine and a souvenir edition of Canadian National Magazine with photographs of the 1951 royal visit.

Fry, Leonard

John Fairbairn Anderson negatives

  • CA ON00156 JFA
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1918

Negatives of photographs taken by John Fairbairn Anderson. They include images of dams, electricity generating plants, the Beal family cottage on Stoney Lake and photographs of places Anderson visited, including Orillia, Los Angeles, Peterborough, Young's Point, Sulphide, Port Hope, Muskegon (Michigan), Chicago and Trenton (Ontario).

Many of the negatives are associated with an index card, on which Anderson wrote the number of the negative, the subject of the photograph and the date it was taken. There were also a number of negatives with no associated card.

Anderson, John Fairbairn