Collection 83-008 - Peterborough City photographic collection

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Peterborough City photographic collection

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    • 1900-1940 (Creation)

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    167 photographs : b&w ; 28 X 35.5 cm or smaller.

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    This collection consists of original photographs, copy photographs, negatives and glass negatives of the City of Peterborough. Subjects such as street scenes, store fronts, churches, industries, cemeteries, the Peterborough Canoe Company and schools are included in the fonds. Most of the photographs were taken by Roy studios and used in "Peterborough Examiner" articles during the 1960's.

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    Includes negatives and glass plate slides.

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    This collection was donated from an unknown source.


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        Photo Album:

        1. Pumping Station City Workhouse

        2. The Barrie Building

        3. J.J. Turner and Sons

        4. Canada Woolens - Auburn Mill

        5. Canadian General Electric - aerial view

        6. Peterborough Milk Products

        7. Quaker Oats

        8. Sanitary Ice Supply

        9. Hunter Street Bridge

        10. Peterborough Lock Manufacturing Co. (photo of sketch)

        11. Colonial Weaving

        12. B.F. Ackerman Sons Co

        13. Canada Woolens

        14. Quaker Oats Co. Power House

        15. Auburn Dam

        16. The Campbell Milling Co.

        17. Peterborough Cereal Co

        18. Peterborough Collegiate Institute

        19. Mount St. Joseph

        20. Peterborough Normal School

        21. Royal Bank

        22. Dominion Bank

        23. Peterborough Public Library

        24. Nicholl's Hospital

        25. St. Joseph's Hospital

        26. Canadian Packing Co.

        27. The Empress Hotel

        28. Bank of Toronto

        29. J.C. Turnbull Store

        30. Victoria Hall

        31. Robert Neill Co.

        32. War Memorial

        33. Western Clock Co.

        34. Regatta - Chemong Lake

        35. Salvation Army Temple

        36. Bell Telephone

        37. The Armories

        38. Y.M.C.A.

        39. Peterborough City - aerial view

        40. Trinity Methodist Church

        41. Prince of Wales School

        42. Little Lake Cemetery

        43. Murray Street Baptist Church

        44. Y.M.C.A.

        45. Sacred Heart Church

        Box 1

        Folder 1: Photographs of the Peterborough Cereal Company,

        Photos 1-20(b) (copy); Belleghem Store front; various streetscapes; memorial photographs plus negative, (copy) Simcoe Street, 1890 plus negative; construction crew between Toronto and Peterborough, (copy) plus negative; Peterborough chool, (copy) plus negative; industry plus negative; the Ashburnham Ship Yard; Peterborough Lift lock, (copy), and three photographs of the Peterborough County Council 1966.

        Folder 2:

        Photos 21-41 Creekside Cottage, 1863, with Mrs. T. Neill, the first organist of the Anglican Church, (copy); the Old Church of England, 1908; Dunlop Lodge Charter Members, 1953; Cox Terrace, Rubidge Street; Peterborough Hotel (now Empress Gardens); the Canadian Legion Hall on Murray Street, 1929; a church; the beginning of Nicholl's Hospital - nurses on the steps of Moira Hall, corner of Charlotte and Monaghan Sts.; Little Lake Cemetery; the kitchen of the Canadian Legion Hall, 1929, the site of the Chase's Hotel, Keene; an island in Katchewanooka Lake; the Henry Bawbell House, built in 1857; and various photographs of a winter creek plus 2 photographs of unidentified men ca. 1910 and 1940.

        Folder 3: one 11X14 group photo Photo 42

        Folder 4: several unidentified photographs,

        Photos 43-50 an unidentified man plus negative; the Gun Club, the Henry Denne Family; a Charlotte Street scene, the Salvation Army Barracks, Simcoe Street; the opening of the Peterborough Exhibition, and the PCVS Cenotaph; Snowden House, Charlotte Street.

        Folder 5: Several unidentified photographs, (copies); Photos 51-74 Cluxton Building; Peterborough Post Office at Hunter and Water, (copy), plus negative; the Canadian Legion auditorium; George Street, (copy), plus negative and glass negative, Hunter Street, (copy) plus negative and glass negative; a Peterborough Canoe, (copy), plus negative and glass negative; and the Woolen Mill, 1863, (copy).

        Folder 6: Negatives of several churches; the Peterborough Examiner Road Race of 1907; the Lakefield Memorial Building; the Public Library; the Town Clock on George Street; the Fire Station and Cox Terrace on Rubidge Street.

        NOTE: Box 1 Folder 1 #7 missing (noticed March 23, 1994)

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