Township of Dunwich fonds- Engineering Department series
1 technical drawing : 48 x 59 cm
Scope and Content
Strain and Material Sheet: 1-90'-0" C to C Steel Highway Span, Port talbot Bridge over Talbot Creek on Tablot Road - on Lot 24- Concession 11 , Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin, County Road #8. James A. Bell and Son, Civil Egineers, May 28, 1927.
A black and white photograph showing a view 52 Chester Street, in St. Thomas, Ontario. An unidentified individual is sitting on the porch rail, and two unidentified children are sitting on the lawn with a doll in a carriage.
-Printed in the St. Thomas Times-Journal: July 4, 2002. Caption reads "This photo, probably taken in 1916, shows the 91st Battalion in formation."
-Printed in the St. Thomas Times-Journal: November 21, 2006.
Published in "The Scott-Sefton Collection: Elgin's History Through A Photographer's Lens, Volume 1", pg. 174.
Was part of Archives home page flash display, 2010-2011.
Published on the Archives' flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/4325876394/in/set-72157623335565870/.
Scope and Content
The 91st Battalion parading east along Talbot Street in St. Thomas, June 25, 1916. The Battalion was marching to the Michigan Central Railway Station for transport to Halifax and, from there, deployment to active service in France during the First World War. Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 30 (Mondamin to St. Catharine). A billboard can be seen, stating "You Are Wanted Now: This Man Is In Khaki: Be A Man Now- Come On: Join the 91st Battalion".
View of the crowd assembled at the Michigan Central Railway Station, June 25, 1916 to witness the departure of the 91st Battalion, C.E.F. enroute to Halifax, Nova Scotia and transport to England. The photographer has etched this caption on the negative: "Crowd assembled at depot to bid Farewell to 91st Btn". View is looking northeast and includes businesses on the north side of Talbot Street, including the Chant Sperrin Dry Goods store on the northeast corner of Talbot and Manitoba Streets (801 Talbot Street), George W. Durkee, auctioneer (773), Bertrand A. Sumner, confectioner (779) - "Fresh Candy" on store awning, and the International Hotel (819-825). Balaclava Street Public School and Grace Methodist Church (after 1925, Grace United Church) are also partially visible. Several men have risked electrocution to climb a hydro pole for a better view.
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 34 (Horton to Manitoba)
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 35 (Manitoba to Alma)
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 36 (Alma to Balaclava)
410 West Lorne, looking east, 6 miles west of Highway 4, June 13, 1963. Published in the West Lorne Sun on June 27, 1963 with the following caption: "410 West Lorne to Tempo opens to the travelling public Friday morning at 10 am. The north lanes of the highwayare pictured here with the other two lanes uncompleted at the right. Cars pictured above were driven in position purposely by members of the Department of Highways and officials of the contracting company for the purpose of having this picture taken".