Fonds 2019-015 - William Freeman railway photographs

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CA ON00156 2019-015


William Freeman railway photographs


  • c.1911 (Creation)

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10 black and white photo-postcards

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William Freeman was born on 9 October 1886. He worked for the Grand Trunk Railway and was the station master at Lyndhurst, Ontario from the 1920s until his retirement.

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Donated by Mary Jane Throop (granddaughter of William Freeman) in March 2019 and in 2011.

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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.

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Photocopies of ten of these items had previously been added to the collection under the reference numbers HC07181-HC07185. These have been scanned and are available at

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