Published in St. Thomas: 100 Years a City 1881-1981, p. 130.
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, August 22, 2014: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/14995319191/in/photostream/.
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
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1st Battalion marching on Talbot Street, St. Thomas, August 22, 1914. The recruits were marching east along Talbot Street enroute to the London & Port Stanley Railway Station at Kains Street, where they would board a train bound for London, Ontario and onward to Valcartier, Quebec. This was the first contingent of Elgin County men sent overseas during the First World War (left Canada on October 7, 1914). Lieutenant G.A. Metcalfe, shown here leading the contingent, was an assistant principal at Myrtle Street School, St. Thomas and was the first fatal officer casualty from Elgin County in the First World War, killed in action at Givenchy, France, June 20, 1915. The men shown marching in civilian dress are St. Thomas veterans of the Fenian Raids of the 1860s. Marching in civilian dress at right is F.W. Wright, Mayor of St. Thomas, 1897-1898. View shows Talbot Street, St. Thomas, north side, looking west from Holy Angels Church. View includes Journal Building (including the original domed tower), Home Bank Building (25th Regiment clubroom located on the second floor), Dowler's Men's Wear, W.E. Maxwell Dry Goods, Jos. McAlpine pianos, G.W. Armitage billiards and bowling. File includes:
glass lantern slide
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 28 (Mary to Hiawatha)
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 29 (Hiawatha to Mondamin)
For contemporary view see Google Street View, accessed August 19, 2014.
A black and white photograph showing 1 Wellington Street in St. Thomas, Ontario, which was the McLachlin family home. It was built in 1878 for Archibald McLachlin, former St. Thomas mayor and philathropist who established a bookstore in St. Thomas as well as the Canadian Home Journal in 1859. A caption beneath the image reads "The House".
Photograph is part of an album acquired from the McLachlin home.
A black and white photograph showing the house located at 6 Oliver Street in St. Thomas, Ontario, circa 1900. From left to right, the individuals pictured are identified as: Agnes Madden, Benjamin Brooks (brick mason), Mabel Madden, Jack Madden, and [first name unknown] Brooks.
The reverse has the following caption handwritten in pencil: "grandpa and grandma Brooks (Grandmother Madden's parents), Daddy in the doorway, Aunt Aggie and Aunt Mabel on left"
A black and white photograph showing the house located at 9 Oliver Street in St. Thomas, Ontario, circa 1900. From left to right, the individuals pictured are identified as: Florence Madden, Harry Madden, Henry Payne Madden, Ben Madden, Jack Madden (born January 14, 1874 in Toronto), Mrs. Henry Payne (Jane Melina Brooks) Madden, Jane Madden (eldest child) and Agnes Madden. The family came to Canada in April 1874, where they first settled in Toronto, Ontario until relocating to St. Thomas, Ontario.
Three black and white photographs showing 11 Elizabeth Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. (6c) shows an unidentified individual standing on the front porch of the home, showing 24, 26 and 28 Elizabeth Street in the background, as well as the house located at Elizabeth and Southwick Streets (36 Southwick Street).
link shows a more contemporary view provided by Google Maps street view.
Two copies of a black and white photograph showing the Geddes family home located at 16 Pearl Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. The home was on the southwest corner of Pearl and Curtis Streets. An unidentified individual is pictured on the front porch, likely a member of the Geddes family.
On May 7th, 1934, police officer Colin McGregor was shot in this kitchen by Frank Temple Sr. while he was arresting Frank's son, Fred, for stealing bicycles. He later died of his wounds. Both Frank and Fred were convicted of murder and executed.
Kitchen. 17 Queen St., St. Thomas, Ontario. May 7, 1934.