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  • Penmans No. 2 and 3 Mills, c. 1892
    ImageText       The Penman Manufacturing Company's Mills Nos. 2 and 3.
    ImageText     The Penman Manufacturing Company's Mills Nos. 2 and 3.
  • At the Forks of the Grand: Volume II
    TextImage       The second volume of At the Forks of the Grand was published in 1982, not long after the reprinting of Volume I. Its chapters were originally printed as segments in The Paris Star. While the first volume is primarily an account of the foundation and political/economic development of Paris, the ...
    TextImage     The second volume of At the Forks of the Grand was published in 1982, not long after the reprinting of Volume I. Its chapters were originally printed as segments in ...
  • View of Paris from East Side of Dundas St. Bridge, c. 1875
    Image       This photograph shows Paris as seen from the Dundas Street bridge, circa 1875. The primary factory seen here is the knitting mill of Clay & McCosh; other factories which drew their power from the same mill-race can also be seen. This image was printed on the fourth page of photographs ...
    Image     This photograph shows Paris as seen from the Dundas Street bridge, circa 1875. The primary factory seen here is the knitting mill of Clay & McCosh; other factories which drew ...
  • Factories along Grand River Millrace, Willow Street, c. 1875
    Image       (On original matting) 71 Factories along Willow street and the Grand river about 1875. Copied and enlarged by D.A. Smith. PROPERTY OF PARIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
    Image     (On original matting) 71 Factories along Willow street and the Grand river about 1875. Copied and enlarged by D.A. Smith. PROPERTY OF PARIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
  • Distillery Hill and Wincey Mill, Paris, c. 1900
    Image       This photograph shows the Wincey Mill on the Nith River and Distillery Hill - the part of Paris surrounding Norman Hamilton's distillery. This image was printed on the eighth page of photographs in At the Forks of the Grand: Volume II by D. A. Smith.
    Image     This photograph shows the Wincey Mill on the Nith River and Distillery Hill - the part of Paris surrounding Norman Hamilton's distillery. This image was printed on the eighth page ...
  • Lower Nith and Distillery Hill, c. 1892
    Image       This photograph shows the Nith looking towards the forks and Distillery Hill - the portion of Paris where Norman Hamilton's distillery was located. Part of Distillery Road is also visible. This image was printed on the eighth page of photographs in At the Forks of the Grand: Volume II by ...
    Image     This photograph shows the Nith looking towards the forks and Distillery Hill - the portion of Paris where Norman Hamilton's distillery was located. Part of Distillery Road is also visible. ...
  • Dr. Daniel Dunton and Family in Car, 1911
    Imagemysterycomment       (On original matting) One of the first cars in Paris. It is an Everit Metzer Flanders [sic], built in Orillia. Dr. Daniel Dunton, who bought it in 1911, is seen here with his family. Copied and enlarged by D.A. Smith
    Imagemysterycomment     (On original matting) One of the first cars in Paris. It is an Everit Metzer Flanders [sic], built in Orillia. Dr. Daniel Dunton, who bought it in 1911, is seen ...
  • John Penman's Executive Automobile, 1910
    Image       "SCOTLAND FOR EVER". MAY 16 '10 (On original matting) Believed to be a car owned by Penmans' Copied and enlarged by Wm. A. Brown
    Image     "SCOTLAND FOR EVER". MAY 16 '10 (On original matting) Believed to be a car owned by Penmans' Copied and enlarged by Wm. A. Brown
  • John Harold and Wife in Chalmers Touring Car, c. 1916
    Imagecomment       (On original matting) Mr. and Mrs. John Harold in their Chalmers touring car c.1916. He was a founder, vice-president, and general manager of Sanderson-Harold Co. Note that the car's large wheels have wooden spokes, that the front wheels lack brakes, and that the radiator cap bears the emblem of the ...
    Imagecomment     (On original matting) Mr. and Mrs. John Harold in their Chalmers touring car c.1916. He was a founder, vice-president, and general manager of Sanderson-Harold Co. Note that the car's large ...
  • Postcard of Paris Tourist Camp, c. 1926
    Image       Paris Tourist Camp
    Image     Paris Tourist Camp
  • Lithograph of Norman Hamilton
    Image       (On original matting) Norman Hamilton Norman Hamilton bought Capron's mill Copied and enlarged by Wm. A. Brown
    Image     (On original matting) Norman Hamilton Norman Hamilton bought Capron's mill Copied and enlarged by Wm. A. Brown
  • South Ward Schools, Paris, Ontario
    ImageTextcomment       (On original matting) 1406 New South Ward School. Old South Ward School. PROPERTY OF PARIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY South Ward Schools. The first was built in 1868, and was replaced by the second c. 1900. Copied from and [sic] old pamphlet by Thompson Printing.
    ImageTextcomment     (On original matting) 1406 New South Ward School. Old South Ward School. PROPERTY OF PARIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY South Ward Schools. The first was built in 1868, and was replaced by ...
  • View of Willow Street, Paris, c. 1880-90
    Image       (On original matting) A group of Willow Street shops and factories about 1880. They all got their power from the mill-race. The long building in the left middle ground is the main shop of the Maxwell Agricultural Works. It was later part of Penmans Ltd. About 1970, it was torn ...
    Image     (On original matting) A group of Willow Street shops and factories about 1880. They all got their power from the mill-race. The long building in the left middle ground is ...
  • Paris Tennis Club, c. 1895
    Image       Tennis Club about 1895. Copied and enlarged by Wm. A. Brown
    Image     Tennis Club about 1895. Copied and enlarged by Wm. A. Brown
  • Paris Old Boys, March 8, 1894
    Imagemystery       (On original matting) Paris Old Boys Mar. 8. 1894. Copied and enlarged by Wm. A. Brown (Back) Paris Old Boys Taken on Mar. 8, 1894 Back Row John Bullock Alex Hume, Joe Stone -- Sterling Front Row C. McCausLand, Geo. Wismer, T. Marshall, T. McCabe
    Imagemystery     (On original matting) Paris Old Boys Mar. 8. 1894. Copied and enlarged by Wm. A. Brown (Back) Paris Old Boys Taken on Mar. 8, 1894 Back Row John Bullock Alex ...
  • The Paris Quintette Club, c. 1885
    Image       This photograph depicts the Paris Quintette Club, c. 1885. The Quintette Club was a group of amateur musicians, a popular activity prior to the introduction of radio. This image was printed on the twelfth page of photographs in At the Forks of the Grand: Volume II by D. A. Smith.
    Image     This photograph depicts the Paris Quintette Club, c. 1885. The Quintette Club was a group of amateur musicians, a popular activity prior to the introduction of radio. This image was ...
  • Meeting of Paris Town Council, 1879
    Image       This photograph depicts an 1879 meeting of the Paris town council, which at the time met at the Church street town hall. Among the figures depicted are mayor A.H. Baird and the police constable, to the right holding hat. This image was printed on the tenth page of photographs in ...
    Image     This photograph depicts an 1879 meeting of the Paris town council, which at the time met at the Church street town hall. Among the figures depicted are mayor A.H. Baird ...
  • The Paris Tennis Club, 1901
    ImageTextcomment       (On original matting) PARIS TENNIS CLUB, JULY (struck through) 1901. August 1 File-Recreation Sports Back Row...Mrs. Boultbee, Mrs. Balingal Brown, Mrs. Aitkin, Mrs. Dear, Miss Elizabeth Curtis, Mrs. R. Thomson, Miss Kintrea, Bessie Thomson, Maggie Carnie, Dr.Mc.Pherson, Mrs. Whitby Jean Hall, Miss E.Armstrong, Miss Jane Capron, Margaret Hall, Gordon Smith, ...
    ImageTextcomment     (On original matting) PARIS TENNIS CLUB, JULY (struck through) 1901. August 1 File-Recreation Sports Back Row...Mrs. Boultbee, Mrs. Balingal Brown, Mrs. Aitkin, Mrs. Dear, Miss Elizabeth Curtis, Mrs. R. Thomson, ...
  • YMCA Choral Society in Paris, On, c. 1890
    Image       This photograph depicts a choral society in Paris, Ontario, c. 1890. The piano has the text "YMCA." This image was printed on the thirteenth page of photographs in At the Forks of the Grand: Volume II by D. A. Smith.
    Image     This photograph depicts a choral society in Paris, Ontario, c. 1890. The piano has the text "YMCA." This image was printed on the thirteenth page of photographs in At the ...
  • Paris Central Elementary School
    Image       Central Public School Paris, Can. (On original matting) PARIS CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -built in 1909 and wrecked in 1972. Copied and enlarged by Wm. Brown Property of Paris Historical Society Copied and Enlarged by Wm. A. Brown
    Image     Central Public School Paris, Can. (On original matting) PARIS CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -built in 1909 and wrecked in 1972. Copied and enlarged by Wm. Brown Property of Paris Historical Society ...
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At the Forks of the Grand Vol. II


Photos from At the Forks of the Grand: Volume II by D. A. Smith