1 photograph : col. ; 28 x 36 cm, mounted on cardboard
Scope and Content
Colour photograph, mounted on cardboard, showing the exterior of 9 Gladstone Avenue, St. Thomas, Ontario. Constructed in 1961 on the grounds of the Elgin County Courthouse, the building housed the administration offices of the Elgin County Library Co-Operative and the Elgin County Library from October, 1961 to September, 1974, and was later used for meetings of Elgin County Council from December 1974 to December 1985.
1 photograph: b&w; 24 x 113 cm in frame 30 x 123 cm
1 photograph: b&w; 24 x 113 cm
History / Biographical
The 91st Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force was formed on October 25, 1915. The Battalion received its colours in a ceremony at Pinafore Park on May 24, 1916. One month later, on June 25, 1916, the 91st Battalion departed for overseas service.
Members of the 91st saw action in all the great and bloody conflicts in which Canadian troops were involved- the Somme, Arras, Passchendaele, Ypres, St. Eloi, Vimy Ridge, Amiens. Five officers and 167 men from other ranks were killed or died in service. Fifty-eight decorations were bestowed on members of the 91st, including four Military Crosses (to Lts. G. Marr, H.C. Cameron, D.A.G. Parsons and E.W. Edwards).
Framed photograph purchased by Loreena McKennitt, Stratford, and donated to ECC in 2001.
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 91st Overseas Battalion, C.E.F. on parade at the Armoury in St.Thomas, 1916.
Colour photograph showing members of the Executive Committee of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2010 International Plowing Match. Front row, left to right: Allister Cameron, Co-Secretary; Duncan McPhail, Chair; Bill Walters, Vice-Chair; Dave Mennill, Elgin County Warden; Cathy Bishop, Human Resources; Donna Lunn, Vice-Chair. Back row, left to right: Rien VanBrenk, Vice-Chair; Roberta Gillard, Treasurer; Nancy Millman, Co-Secretary; Norma McPhail, Photographer; Jason White, Co-Mayor of Tented City and Chair, Legacy Committee. Photograph taken September 27, 2011 by Brent Robbins Photography.
On the back of the photograph is labelled "across from Jacob Manning's House, Belmont". It is either his house or across from his house. The original photograph was taken in 1876. The address is 5639 Westchester Bourne, opposite Harrietsville Drive.
Black and white photograph showing Active Officers and Past Masters, Masonic Lodges 44 and 302, St. Thomas, ca. 1905. Photograph was taken by Henry Roe in the Spencer Brothers Dining Hall, 306 Talbot Street, St. Thomas. The photograph has been annotated with the last names of the men shown: front row, left to right, Smith, McCormick, Fisher, Honsinger, Judd, Bond, Dr. McCrimmon; middle row, left to right, Dunsmore, Kennedy, Scrase, Midgley, Dubber, Cochrane, Mell, Ingram, J. Hemming; back row, left to right, Burns, Johnson, Caughell, Guest, McConnell, Geddes, Marshall, Stover, McNames.
Black and white postcard with title "Administration Bldg. R.C.A.F. Training Centre, St. Thomas, Canada - 8". Shows part of the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital complex, which was used during the Second World War, 1939-1945, as the R.C.A.F. No. 1 Technical Training School.
Group photographs of the 'Agricultural Committee' (not indicated as to whether this was a Township or County committee).
Some people are identified: Murray Benner, Steve Walters, John Andrews, Floyd Axford, Joe Fischer