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1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of people observing a military parade marching on Main Street in Dutton, ca. 1915. The view is looking south toward the railway crossing, and features several visible store fronts on the west side of Main Street, including the Dutton Advance newspaper/printing office, C.W. Hodder bakery, T. Hockin Co. Limited, and The Molsons Bank. A sign on the second floor of a building above the word "We" in the banner includes a bowling pin and may indicate a bowling alley or penny arcade. Also visible are a sign reading "Look Listen Danger"; children in a horse drawn sleigh; multiple Union Jack flags; an unidentified version of the Canadian Red Ensign (left foreground), which may be the flag of the Governor General of Canada; and a banner that reads "We Welcome You to Dutton." Photograph was taken prior to 1925, when the Molsons Bank merged with the Bank of Montreal.
Photograph was likely taken in February 1916, when the 91st Battalion staged a week-long recruitment march from St. Thomas to Rodney and back, passing through Dutton on their way.