Fonds 81-016 - Trotter family photographic fonds

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Trotter family photographic fonds

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the family which created the fonds.

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  • 1880-1913 (Creation)
    Trotter family

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25 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm

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The Trotter family lived on a farm in Lindsay, Ontario at the turn of the century.

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This fonds was in the custody of Mrs. N.R. Gale before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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The fonds consists of 25 black and white photographs of scenes, in and around Lindsay, Ontario, which cover such topics as parades and processions, military, industrial, social and family gatherings. The photographs were created by the Trotter family.

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The fonds was donated by Mrs. N.R. Gale of Lindsay, Ontario.


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Box 1

25 photographs as follows:


  1. T.R. Trotter's barn R.R. #2, Lindsay, nd
  2. Trotter farm - threshing, nd
  3. Trotter farm - threshing, nd

Military Scenes

  1. Army and Navy Veterans Association - plaque, c. 1913
  2. & 6. Local militia posed at riverside, nd
  3. Lindsay Cadets - inspection, nd

Parades and Processions

  1. Major J. Martin - funeral procession, Feb 1913
  2. Major J. Martin - at graveside, Feb 1913
  3. "King Billy on his white charge", 12 July
  4. 12th July - horse and buggy outside the Victoria Laundry in the company's parade entry, 12 July (Tom or Hunter Trotter driving)

Business Scenes

  1. Lindsay and Trotter - two horse dress buggy (C. Lindsay driving)
  2. Lindsay and Trotter - at stable door - Hunter trotter with horse, Charlie Lindsay on left
  3. Lindsay Dairy, c. 1903
  4. Victoria Laundry, 68 Russell West c. 1888
  5. Victoria Laundry, c. 1895-1900
  6. Victoria Laundry, post 1900
  7. Victoria Laundry, c. 1907-1910
  8. & 20. Victoria Laundry - family and staff, nd

Other Photographs

  1. Unidentified man with horse, nd
  2. Employees of the Lindsay Watchman-Warden, nd
  3. as above
  4. Halloween group photo in summer kitchen of Victoria Laundry, nd
  5. Unidentified portrait photograph

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