1_3600, 1_3601, and 1_3604 were published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 27, 1948, page twelve.
6 negatives : plastic
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."