Series 2018-152 - Photographs relating to Ed and Don Thomas

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CA ON00156 2018-152

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Photographs relating to Ed and Don Thomas

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  • 1950-2012 (Creation)

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6 photographs (reproductions)

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(1931-2016)

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C.W. 'Bill' Hunt, a former history teacher, business executive, and entrepreneur, retired from business to devote his energies to writing in 1996. He wrote a number of books on the history of the Belleville area including Booze, Boats and Billions and Gentleman Charlie and the Lady Rum Runner. He died in Belleville, Ontario on 30 December 2016.

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Donated by Bill Hunt in February 2013 and found with unprocessed collections in December 2018.

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Six photographs:
1) Don and Ed Thomas in their cigar store on Front Street in Belleville, c.1950
2) Exterior of the Ed Thomas store, c.1950
3) Interior of the store, c.1950
4) Don McInroy, October 2012
5 & 6) John Alexiou, proprietor of Earl & Angelo's Restaurant upstairs in the Ed Thomas Bar, November 2012

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