Collection 2018-058 - Photographs of Belleville floods and maps of Prince Edward County

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CA ON00156 2018-058


Photographs of Belleville floods and maps of Prince Edward County


  • 1936-1981 (Creation)

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4 black and white photographs
5 colour photographs
2 maps

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(fl. 2019)

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Loreta Fairman was the eldest daughter of Ross Fairman and Irene (formerly Morris) of Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward County, Ontario. She worked as a bookkeeper and lived in Belleville, Ontario. She died in the city in 1998.

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In 1916, the Department of Public Highways of Ontario was formed and took on the responsibility of establishing provincial highways.
On April 1, 1937, the Department of Northern Development was created and merged with the Department of Highways of Ontario.
In 1971, the Department of Highways assumed the responsibility for Communications, which prompted it to be renamed as the Ministry of Transportation and Communications in 1972.
It later became the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario in 1987.

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Donated by Leslie Best in July 2019.

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Collection comprising:
1) 4 black and white photographs of Belleville floods taken by Loreta Fairman (donor's aunt), 1936
2) 5 colour photographs of Belleville floods taken by Leslie Best, 1981
3) 2 Ontario Department of Highways maps of Prince Edward County, 1928 and 1967

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