Collection 82-1000 - Temagami (Ontario) photographic collection

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Temagami (Ontario) photographic collection

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  • 1924-1974 (Creation)
    Temagami (Ontario)

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72 photographs

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The Community of Temagami (formerly Timagami) in the geographic township of Strathy is located at the tip of the Northeast Arm of Lake Temagami about 60 miles north of North Bay. Prior to the arrival of the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway (now Ontario Northland) the area was primarily an Indian settlement. Its inhabitants were trading at one of the Hudson's Bay Company's outposts, first situated on the south shore of Temagami Island, and moved in the 1870s to Bear Island. By the mid 1900s Temagami had become the centre of a popular tourist region with daily boat and seaplane service in the summer months to remote resorts on the lake. About that time copper was discovered on some of the lake's islands and by the late 1960s a large iron mining complex was taking shape a few miles to the north of Temagami. Today, Temagami is best known as a site of protest against the forestry industry. (Taken partially from: Mika, Nick and Helma. Places in Ontario. Belleville: Mika Publishing Company,1983.)

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This collection was created by Ruth Snider and Professor Bruce Hodgins in 1976. They collected and duplicated photographs from a variety of sources. Duplicate photographs were acquired from Robert Ramay and the Camp Keewaydin collection. As well duplicate photographs were made from a booklet called "The Temagami Region," 1906, which is in the possession of Mrs. Carol Bangay, granddaughter of A.L. Cochrane, founder of Camp Temagami. Colour photo duplicates were received from Professor John Hyde of Williams College, Massachusetts, who was a summer resident of Lake Temagami. In 1982, two more original photographs were received from Don Huff, a Trent University Student.

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This collection consists of original and duplicate photographs of Lake Temagami, Camp Wanapitei, Camp Keewaydin, Camp Temagami and Lady Evelyn Lake.

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This photograph collection was donated by Professor Bruce Hodgins of Trent University.


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For related records see: Wanapitei-Hodgins fonds.

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Box 1

Twenty 8.5 X 12.5 cm black and white duplicate photos, mostly acquired from Robert Ramay and the Camp Keewaydin collection; they are undated and only partially identified; the 37 12.5 X 17.5 cm black and white duplicate photos are from a booklet called The Temagami Region

Thirteen colour reproductions, 8.5 X 12.5 cm, labelled, taken between 1948 and 1974 by Professor John Hyde of William College, Massachusetts

Included in the collection are two later acquired photos from Don Huff, a 4th year student at Trent University, in 1982; they are both 8.5 X 12.5 cm and show Lady Evelyn Lake, 1928

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