A hand-bound photo album of 29 full-page black-and-white photographs. Photographs include flowers, country roads, bodies of water, church interiors and exteriors, fireworks, recreational waterside activities, agricultural fields, dogs, and (family?) gatherings. Blue cover. Photographed and bound by Dr. Peter McLay Miller.
Paper, paper materials
Binding damaged between some pages, so that pages sit crookedly. Some warping of pages.
Sepia-toned black and white photograph of Byron Robson Nicholson, Mary Penberthy Nicholson, Ralph Ardrey Valance Nicholson, and John William Bredin. They are positioned around a birchwood bench, within a field of tobacco. John Bredin stands behind the bench, resting his arms on its back. He has grey or white hair, a receding hairline, and a full moustache, and wears a mid-toned jacket, a white collared shirt, and holds a wide-brimmed hat in front of him. Ralph Nicholson sits on the left arm of the bench, wearing a dark, pinstriped jacket, a mid-toned, wide-brimmed hat, and a crossbody leather handbag. Mary Nicholson sits in the center of the bench, looking to the left, with her dark hair pinned up, wearing a dark, patterned blouse, and a dark-coloured shirt. Byron Nicholson reclines at the right side of the bench, resting his left arm on the arm of the bench, and wears mid-toned pants, a dark-coloured jacket, a white collared shirt, a tie, and a light-coloured wide-brimmed hat. The caption below the image reads "Cosie and Byron Nicholson and son visit John Bredin (back)."
John William Bredin (July 26, 1852 - October 23, 1916)
Ralph Ardrey Valance Nicholson (April 16, 1891 - February 6, 1965)
Mary Penberthy Nicholson née Berryman (1863 - September 5, 1936)
Byron Robson Nicholson (January 27, 1852 - May 19, 1917)
General discolouration, spots of unknown substance, possible foxing, tear at upper edge
Sepia-toned black and white photograph of four horses attached to a plough, standing in a farmer's field. The horses are bay or chestnut in colour, with varying facial and leg markings. They face the left in a three-quarter view, with the metal plough behind them. Two men and a young boy stand behind the horses. Likely the farm of Minnie Sophia Nicholson and John William Bredin.
General discolouration, spots of unknown substance, possible foxing
Postcard with an image of the Mapleton Grist Mill c. 1905. Men and children seen in front of a barn with horses and a wagon. Reverse addressed to Mrs. U. W. Smith, London. Postmarked at Mapleton December 1, 1908. Message, "Mapleton, December 1, 1908. Dear sister, I received your letter some time ago. I am sorry I did not yet it answered before but will try and send you a letter this week. Do you know the man with the team. Love to all. Leona"
Postcard with an image of 6 horses pulling a plough. Man sitting on the plough. Postcard titled "Ploughing, Near Wetaskiwin Alta." Reverse addressed to R.J. Ferguson. Postmarked June 5, 1911. Message, "June 5, 1911. Dear Son & Daughter. We arrived yesterday after noon [???] the purpose of seeing young Adell (...)" [remaining message is difficult to read].
b/w photo of the McConnell Nursery Co. and the family home of Spencer McConnell; family home on right; nursery building on left; two barns in background; photo taken from across the road; sign on nursery building reads, "The McConnell Nursery Co., Port Burwell,