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91st Battalion, C.E.F.

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916-1983
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C1 Sh2 B1 F22
C9 Sh1 B2 F20
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh2 B1 F22
C9 Sh1 B2 F20
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916-1983
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - 91st Battalion, C.E.F. file
Physical Description
63 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
File contains black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal articles concerning the 91st Battalion, C.E.F., 1916-1983.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
91st Battalion
Subject Access
91st Battalion
Military
Newspapers

Peter Burwell's Oxen Team

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Eden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1940
Accession Number
2005-04
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh1 B2 63a
R7 S5 Sh1 B2 63b
  2 images     1 website  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Eden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005-04
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh1 B2 63a
R7 S5 Sh1 B2 63b
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1940
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Two black and white photographs show (63a) Peter Burwell and family of Eden with their team of oxen, "Jiggs and Wimpy" pulling a wagon. (63b) shows the team of oxen at the first Plowing Match at Mitch Hepburn's farm near St. Thomas. Peter Burwell drove the oxen and Kenneth Waterworth took the plow handles. Included in the Eden Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume One.
Name Access
Eden Women's Institute
Eden (Ont.)
Subject Access
Plowing Matches
Agriculture
URL Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Images
Websites / Street View

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1940-1984
Accession Number
2011-30
2011-35
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh4 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds
Creator
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2011-30
2011-35
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh4 B1
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1940-1984
Physical Description
34.5 cm of textual records
119 photographs : b&w
History / Biographical
In 1907 the Ontario Department of Agriculture established its Extension Branch to set up and administer a network of branch offices in each county to provide advice and assistance to farmers and agricultural organizations at the local level. The Elgin County Branch office was established in 1911, largely as a result of the vigorous lobbying efforts of Wallacetown, Ontario resident John E. Pearce. Each Extension Branch office was headed by the resident Agricultural Representative. Fred Moore Clement of Lincoln County arrived in 1911 as the first Agricultural Representative for Elgin County. Mr. Clement was succeeded by Charles W. Buchanan, who served until 1927. Following Mr. Buchanan were Fletcher S. Thomas (1927-1945), A.O. Dalrymple (1945-1946), A. Victor Langton (1946-1972), Harold Buck (1972-1980), John A. Anderson (1980-[1985?]), and David Murray ([1985?]-[1996?]). By 1923 the Elgin County Branch office of the Ontario Department of Agriculture was situated at 371 Talbot St., St. Thomas, Ontario, subsequently known as the Royal Bank Building. The office relocated in early 1965 to 594 Talbot St., St. Thomas. In a press release issued May 22, 1996, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food announced the closure of its St. Thomas, Ontario branch office and the consolidation of its functions in a new regional Ministry office to be opened in London, Ontario.
Custodial History
Records comprising the fonds were in the custody of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, St. Thomas, Ontario until its closure in May, 1996. Records were transferred to the custody of the Elgin County Library and subsequently transferred to the Elgin County Archives.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of various records created, collected and maintained by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, St. Thomas, Ontario. Records include annual reports; records relating to the 1959-1960 Elgin Farmstead Improvement Contest and the Elgin Farmstead Improvement Centennial Contest (1965-1967); and miscellaneous records and photographs documenting agricultural events, activities and organizations in Elgin County.
Fonds is arranged into the following series:
1. Annual Reports, 1955-1965
2. Farmstead Improvement Contest, 1959-1971
3. Photographs, 1940-1979
4. Miscellaneous, 1954-1984
Name Access
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch (St. Thomas, Ont.)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds

1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration - Official Programme and Prize List

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1940
Storage Location
Box 92, File 58
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
  1 image     1 document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Creator
Ontario Plowmen's Association
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 92, File 58
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1940
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The 1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration was held in Elgin County October 15-18, 1940, on lands adjacent to the Technical Training School (formerly and subsequently the Ontario Psychiatric Hospital), St. Thomas, Ontario and on Bannockburn Farms, property of Mitchell F. Hepburn, then Premier of Ontario. The event was held under the auspices of the Ontario Plowmen's Association, with extensive organization by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association.
Scope and Content
Official programme and prize list for the 1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held in Elgin County October 15-18, 1940.
Name Access
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds
Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds
Images
Documents

1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration - Invitation and Letter Seal

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1940
Storage Location
Box 92, File 59
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Creator
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 92, File 59
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1940
Physical Description
1 p. of textual records
History / Biographical
The 1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration was held in Elgin County October 15-18, 1940, on lands adjacent to the Technical Training School (formerly and subsequently the Ontario Psychiatric Hospital), St. Thomas, Ontario and on Bannockburn Farms, property of Mitchell F. Hepburn, then Premier of Ontario. The event was held under the auspices of the Ontario Plowmen's Association, with extensive organization by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association.
Scope and Content
Letter of invitation to the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held in Elgin County October 15-18, 1940 under the auspices of the Ontario Plowmen's Association. Letter was issued by Clarence Patterson, Elgin County Warden under letterhead of the Elgin County Plowmen's Association. Letterhead lists the executive officers of the Elgin County Plowmen's Association and the chairmen of committees for the 1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration.
Letter seal: "International Plowing Match, Elgin County, October 15-18, 1940".
Name Access
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds
Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds

Plowing Match Judging

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1948
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Location
R3 S1 Sh6 B3 103
  2 images     1 website  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R3 S1 Sh6 B3 103
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1948
Series
Clachan Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Two black and white photographs of the plow teams being judged at the October,1948 Plowing Match, included in the Clachan Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume One, page 103. The match was held on Arthur Purcell's farm, Concession 3, Aldborough.
Name Access
Clachan Women's Institute
Clachan (Ont.)
Aldborough (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Plowing Matches
URL Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Images
Websites / Street View

'Elgin County Plowing Matches'

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1924-1998
Storage Location
Box 93, File 39
R5 S4 Sh2 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 93, File 39
R5 S4 Sh2 B2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1924-1998
Physical Description
9 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the following:
-a programme for the 1924 Elgin County Plowing Match, held on the farm of J.H. Miller, near Dutton, organized by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association (copy).
-a list of Elgin County Plowing Matches, 1936-1968; lists the year, location, number of plowmen, number of lands plowed and the Champion Plowman.
-an advertisement for the annual Elgin County Plowing Match organized by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association, held beginning October 22, 1929 on the Dominion Canners Farm at Aylmer, just west of Orwell on Highway 3; published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 22, 1929 (copy).
-an advertisement for the 46th Annual Elgin County Plowing Match, held September 6, 1980 at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital Farm; taken from the West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury, September 4, 1980, p. 8 (copy).
-Dutton Advance newspaper article: "63rd Annual Elgin Plowing Match", September 16, 1998.
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds

Plowing Match at Talbotville

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 9, 1947
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3838
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3839
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3840
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3841
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3842
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
47-3654 (2_3838)
47-3655 (2_3839)
47-3656 (2_3840)
47-3657 (2_3841)
47-3658 (2_3842)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3838
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3839
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3840
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3841
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3842
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 9, 1947
Publication
2_3838 and 2_3839 were published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 10, 1947, page twenty.
2_3840 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 10, 1947, page one.
Physical Description
5 negatives : plastic
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Photographs of the Elgin County Plowing Match held at Talbotville. Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 10, 1947, page twenty: "At Elgin County Plowing Match at Talbotville: Greater Competition Need of Elgin Plowing Matches: Response of Contestants Disappointing, Thursday; Especially Among Juniors; Winners Announced." 2_3838: "Indians take to plowing. Here are three from the Oneida Reserve (left to right): Sam Thomas, James Hill and Elijah Antone. They competed in Class No. 1, sod, walking plow." 2_3839: "For years Alex McCormick, 82, of Shedden, has held the honor of being the oldest competitor at the annual Elgin Plowing Matches. This year he was again in the centre of things at the match held Thursday at the Auckland farms at Talbotville. Here he is seen (centre) shaking hands with Elgin's Warden, James McBain, as Agricultural Representative Vic Langton looks on. Mr. McCormick has been plowing for almost 70 years, and has used the same plow for 50 years. He retired from farming 30 years ago after hurting his knee while working on the farm. However, he says he can still show a lot of the younger fellows how to plow. Competition in plowing with a team isn't as tough now as it was 50 years ago." 2_3840: "Elgin County Plowing Match at Talbotville: General View of the Event; Held on the Adjoining Farm of Walter and Ralph Auckland."
Name Access
Talbotville (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Farm life
Farming
Plowing
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B3 3_348
Images

Plowing Match at Wallacetown

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 27, 1948
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3600
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3601
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3602
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3603
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3604
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3605
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
48-3718 (1_3600)
48-3719 (1_3601)
48-3720 (1_3602)
48-3721 (1_3603)
48-3722 (1_3604)
48-3723 (1_3605)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3600
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3601
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3602
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3603
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3604
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3605
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 27, 1948
Publication
1_3600, 1_3601, and 1_3604 were published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 27, 1948, page twelve.
Physical Description
6 negatives : plastic
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Photographs of contestants and attendees at the Elgin County Plowing Match held at Wallacetown. Captions from St. Thomas Times-Journal: "Elgin Plowing Contests Attract Record Crowds; Largest Match in Years." "Team Drawing Competition Is Feature Attraction; So Many Plowing Contestants Second Farm In Wallacetown Area Has To Be Used." 1_3600: "A Plowing Family - The lyons boys really took the lion's share of the honors in the horse plowing class, open to Elgin contestants only, at the Elgin County Plowing Match at Wallacetown, Wednesday. In the order of their ages, they finished first, second and third. They were photographed right after the match with their proud mother, Mrs. Roy Lyons, 4 Omemee street, St. Thomas. Left to right: Douglas Lyons, aged 27, Wallacetown, who finished third; Mrs. Lyons; Wallace Lyons, 38, Iona Station, who finished second; Ray Lyons, 40, Dutton, who took first honors." 1_3601: "Team Drawing Contest - A sturdy team owned and driven by N. C. Srigley of Wheatley, Ont., tied for first place in the team drawing match which was a feature of the Elgin Plowing Match. The contest was a novelty for this district and attracted hundreds of spectators. The teams had to draw a stoneboat, loaded with bags of gravel, at least 12 inches, in three trials. The dead weight of the final load was about four tons. Mr. Srigley also won the special prize he put up for the best teamster in the match." 1_3604: "Only Woman Contestant - Mrs. Douglas Lyons of Wallacetown was the only woman to plow in the Elgin County match, Wednesday. It was her first attempt to plow in a match and she had only plowed about three hours previuosly/ While she was winning honors in her class, her husband, Douglas Lyons, took third prize in the horse plowing class for Elgin contestants. They are shown above measuring the furrows in Mrs. Lyons' land."
Name Access
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Wallacetown (Ont.)
Subject Access
Plowing
Plowing Matches
Farm life
Farming
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B5 5_360
Images

Ninety-First Battalion Reunion

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
April 25, 1949
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_866
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_867
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
49-994 (2_866)
49-995 (2_867)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_866
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_867
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
April 25, 1949
Publication
2_866 was published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on April 26, 1949, page one
Physical Description
2 negatives: plastic
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Photographs of members of the 91st Battalion. Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on April 26, 1949, page one: “Men of 91st Rally Around Commander” 2_866: “Leaders of the 91st Battalion who remain active in the association of veterans of the units who held their annual reunion here Monday evening appear in the above photograph with Lt.-Col. W.J. Green, underwhom the battalion was mobilized and went overseas in 1916. They are, left to right: Lt.-Col. W.A. Andrews, Col. D.E. Gerrard, Lt.-Col. Green, and Roy Palmerston, this years’ president of the 91st Battalion Association. (See story on page 8).”
Name Access
91st Battalion
Subject Access
91st Battalion
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B6 6_310
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 26, 1949
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2460
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2461
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2462
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2463
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2464
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
49-3076 (2_2460)
49-3077 (2_2461)
49-3078 (2_2462)
49-3079 (2_2463)
49-3080 (2_2464)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2460
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2461
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2462
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2463
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2464
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 26, 1949
Publication
2_2460 was published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 27, 1949, page one.
2_2462 was published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 27, 1949, page six.
Physical Description
5 negatives: plastic
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Photographs of the Plowing match. Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 27, 1949, page one: “Young Women Compete in Tractor Plowing.” 2_2460: “Five young women competed in tractor sod plowing at the Elgin County match, on Wednesday, the largest number of fair contestants at a County match in several years. Front row, left to right: Anne Blue, Wallacetown, who finished fourth; Helen Pettit, St. Thomas, third; Margaret McWilliams, Wallacetown, who took first honors. Back row: Mrs. Ethel Longfield, Mossley, fifth; and Cela McKillop, Wallacetown, second.” Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 27, 1949, page six: “Plowmen’s President Prize Winner.” 2_2462: “Fred Charlton, Springfield, president of the Elgin County Plowmen’s Association, was a busy man at the match Wednesday. But he wasn’t so busy attending to his official duties hat he couldn’t go out and take seconds prise in the tractor playing in sod for Junior Farmers, 17 to 26 years. Harold Ellis, also from the Aylmer-Springfield district, took first prize in this class and also the special for the highest scoring land in the junior section with 83 point.”
Subject Access
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B7 7_320
Images

Elgin County Plowing Match

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 7, 1946
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1433
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1434
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1435
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1436
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1437
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1438
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1439
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1440
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
46-1905 (1_1433)
46-1906 (1_1434)
46-1907 (1_1435)
46-1908 (1_1436)
46-1909 (1_1437)
46-1910 (1_1438)
46-1911 (1_1439)
46-1912 (1_1440)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1433
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1434
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1435
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1436
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1437
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1438
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1439
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1440
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 7, 1946
Publication
1_1430 and 1_1432 were published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on September 10, 1946, page one.
Physical Description
8 negatives : plastic
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Photographs of the Elgin County Ploughing Match, taken on October 7, 1946. Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal: "At the Elgin County Plowing Match on Monday: Exceptionally Good Work of Elgin Men at Revival of Plowing Match; Dinner Held: Contestants Not as Numerous as the Matches Before War, but Enthusiasm Is High and Display Is Meriorious One; J. A. Carroll Speaks." 1_1435: "The youngest ploughman at the Match was Keith Benner, age 17, who competed in the three furrow plowing class in tractor, in stubble. Keith has been plowing for at least five years and can keep his end up with many ploughmen two or three times his age. His home is about six miles east of Aylmer. He finished second in his class." 1_1436: "The oldest woman spectator at the ploughing match was Mrs. Hannah Hepburn of New Sarum, wodpw of Mylson Hepburn, pioneer resident of that district, who died about a year ago. Mrs. Hepburn is 85 years old. She took a keener interest in the plowing events than many of the younger people. She admitted that she had never plowed on her husband's farm but said: "I've done about everything else - hauled in hay, pitched sheaves, milked cows and work like that." Born in the British Isles, Mrs. Hepburn came to Canada in her youth. She has been back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean five times and wouldn't mind making another trip." 1_1440: "Three young women competitors at the Match attracted the interest of hundreds of spectators and won the commendation of the judges and J. A. Carroll, managing secretary of the Ontario Plowman's Assocation, for their good work. Mrs. Grace Johnson, of Mossley, shown above, on the tractor she shared with her husband, John Johnson, finished a close second to Mrs. Cliff Bartlett, of Vienna, in the women's class. She took first in the Harrietsville match last week. Before her marriage Mrs. Johnson, like Mrs. Wilma Schackleton, of Belmont, another competitor at the Elgin match, was a trained nurse on the staff of Victoria Hospital, London, where she trained and graduated. "I think I'd rather do a day's nursink [sic] than this," she said, as the photograph was taken." 1_1438: "The oldest plowman by far at the Match was Alex McCormick, of Shedden, who is in his 82nd year and has been plowing sicne he was a boy of 14 or 15 years. He plowed a land in sod, using the sturdy old all-steel high cut plow with which he completed and won prizes at matches in bioth Canada and the United States over a period of about half a century. Mr. McCormick's plowing was one of the centres of attraction at the Match. He was presented with a special prize by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association. 1_1433: "A corn loader made when he was 80 years of age and still being operated by him at the age of 84 years was exhibited by C. W. Trigger, R. R. 6., St. Thomas, a pioneer farmer off the Wellington Road, Yarmouth, at the plowing match. Mr. Trigger is shown in the above picture explaining his corn loader to Charles D. Coyle, M. P. for Eglin, and to James McBain, deputy reeve of Yarmouth, his stepson. The exhibition of home-made farm machinery and equipment was under the direction of Frank Webster, assistant agricultural representative in Elgin."
Subject Access
Plowing Matches
Agriculture
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B1 1_247
Images

Elgin Regiment Parading on Talbot Street

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
July 10, 1940
Storage Location
Box 122, Envelope 26460
  2 images     1 website  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 122, Envelope 26460
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
July 10, 1940
Publication
October 1, 2020: CP91c posted to Facebook.
Physical Description
Plastic negatives
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Scenes from an Elgin Regiment parade on Talbot Street, July 10, 1940 (see Curchin and Sim, "The Elgins", 1977, pp. 65-66). 91b features a military marching band and a large dog, possibly the regimental mascot.
All three photographs show the north side of Talbot Street in the block between Hiawatha and Mondamin Streets. Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 29 (Hiawatha to Mondamin).
Name Access
91st Battalion
Elgin Regiment
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
91st Battalion
Second World War
Soldiers
Military
Parades
Copy Print Number
91b
91c
URL Notes
For contemporary view see Google Street View, accessed August 21, 2014.
Images
Websites / Street View

Elgin County Exhibit, International Plowing Match, St. Thomas, Ontario, 1940

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives16909
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1940
Storage Location
C5 Sh7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh7
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1940
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w on sheet 51 x 94 cm
Scope and Content
Exhibit comprising six black and white photographs mounted on cardboard with the legend "Elgin County Exhibit, International Plowing Match, St. Thomas, Ontario, 1940". Five photographs depict various exhibits of Elgin County agricultural produce displayed in the County Exhibits tent at the 1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held in Elgin County October 15-18, 1940, on lands adjacent to the Technical Training School (formerly and subsequently the Ontario Psychiatric Hospital), St. Thomas, Ontario and on Bannockburn Farms, property of Mitchell F. Hepburn, then Premier of Ontario. One image shows the exterior of the tent. Fragment of backing sheet attached to frame indicates that item was framed by Bishop's Art Store, 307 Talbot St., St. Thomas.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Conservation
Removed from frame. Frame and glass retained in receiving room.
Images

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