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  • Lithograph View of Paris, c. 1855
    Image       PARIS C.W.
    Image     PARIS C.W.
  • View of Upper Town Paris and Oilcloth Factory, c. 1885
    Image       This photograph shows a view of Paris's upper town c. 1885, with the Grand River and bridge in the foreground. The building to the left is the oilcloth factory. This image was printed on page 65 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. Smith.
    Image     This photograph shows a view of Paris's upper town c. 1885, with the Grand River and bridge in the foreground. The building to the left is the oilcloth factory. This ...
  • Lower Town Paris, c. 1865
    Image       This photograph shows a view of lower town in Paris. The camera is positioned at the head of Grand River Street, looking north with the Grand River and bridge to the right. This photograph was printed on page 83 of At the Forks of the Grand, vol. 1.
    Image     This photograph shows a view of lower town in Paris. The camera is positioned at the head of Grand River Street, looking north with the Grand River and bridge to ...
  • Congregational Church and Hamilton Distillery, Grand River N., Paris
    Image       This photograph shows a few buildings off of Grand River Street N. in the 19th century. The building in the foreground is a part of Norman Hamilton's distillery, while the congregational church can be seen in the background. This image was printed on page 96 of At the Forks of ...
    Image     This photograph shows a few buildings off of Grand River Street N. in the 19th century. The building in the foreground is a part of Norman Hamilton's distillery, while the ...
  • View Looking North on Grand River Street, Paris, c. 1885
    Image       This photograph shows a view of downtown Paris looking north on Grand River. An ox-team is visible to the left, drinking from a public trough, while the congregational church can be seen in the background. This image was printed on page 108 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume ...
    Image     This photograph shows a view of downtown Paris looking north on Grand River. An ox-team is visible to the left, drinking from a public trough, while the congregational church can ...
  • Aerial View of Paris, c. 1945
    Image       This photograph depicts an aerial view of Paris as it was circa 1945. It focuses on the areas west of the Grand River, with the area south of the Nith in the foreground. It was taken by the London Free Press. This image was printed on page 118 of At ...
    Image     This photograph depicts an aerial view of Paris as it was circa 1945. It focuses on the areas west of the Grand River, with the area south of the Nith ...
  • 19th Century Paris Fire Brigade
    Imagemystery       This photograph depicts a 19th century fire brigade, one of Paris's earliest. This image was printed on page 121 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. Smith.
    Imagemystery     This photograph depicts a 19th century fire brigade, one of Paris's earliest. This image was printed on page 121 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. ...
  • Paris Musical Society Band on corner of Grand River and William Streets, c. 1901
    Image       This photograph shows a parade of the Paris Musical Society Band at the corner of Grand River and William Streets. The head of the parade is carrying a banner which reads "God Save Our Queen". This image was printed on page 154 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume ...
    Image     This photograph shows a parade of the Paris Musical Society Band at the corner of Grand River and William Streets. The head of the parade is carrying a banner which ...
  • Cricket Players in Riverview Park, Paris, c. 1910
    Imagecomment       This photograph shows a group of cricketers playing on the Riverview Park cricket ground c. 1910. Cricket was a popular sport in Paris at the time. Riverview Park was located below Homestead Road. This image was printed on page 192 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by ...
    Imagecomment     This photograph shows a group of cricketers playing on the Riverview Park cricket ground c. 1910. Cricket was a popular sport in Paris at the time. Riverview Park was located ...
  • Lacrosse Players on Old Fair Grounds, c. 1885
    Image       This photograph, taken c. 1885, depicts a group of lacrosse players on the old Agricultural Grounds on Elm Street in Paris. Lacrosse was one of the most popular sports in Paris during the 19th and early 20th centuries. This image was printed on page 196 of At the Forks of ...
    Image     This photograph, taken c. 1885, depicts a group of lacrosse players on the old Agricultural Grounds on Elm Street in Paris. Lacrosse was one of the most popular sports in ...
  • Sleigh and Cattle Going to Market, Paris
    Image       ROUGH SLEIGHING, NE PARIS
    Image     ROUGH SLEIGHING, NE PARIS
  • Railway Crossing with Guard Shack on Grand River Street, Paris, c. 1905
    Image       This photograph shows the railway crossing on Grand River Street, c. 1905. At this time, the train crossed directly over the street. The small shack next to the tracks housed the guard. This image was printed on page 227 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. ...
    Image     This photograph shows the railway crossing on Grand River Street, c. 1905. At this time, the train crossed directly over the street. The small shack next to the tracks housed ...
  • Richard Thompson's Car outside Movie Theatre, Paris, c. 1913
    Image       This photograph shows Sinclair Knill and some of his friends in a car in front of an early Paris movie theatre, c. 1913. Richard Thompson's car was among the first in Paris, bought in 1909, and Knill was his driver. The movie theatre has posters for several films, most prominently ...
    Image     This photograph shows Sinclair Knill and some of his friends in a car in front of an early Paris movie theatre, c. 1913. Richard Thompson's car was among the first ...
  • William "Wally" West, Bard of the Nith, and Jess West on Boat
    Image       This photograph depicts William "Wally" West (1818 - 1912), self-proclaimed Bard of the Nith and Grand Commodore of the Nith Navigation Co., with wife Jess aboard one of their boats. He and his son Robert were among the most eccentric of Parisians in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The ...
    Image     This photograph depicts William "Wally" West (1818 - 1912), self-proclaimed Bard of the Nith and Grand Commodore of the Nith Navigation Co., with wife Jess aboard one of their boats. ...
  • Robert "Bobby" West in Costume
    Image       This photograph depicts Robert "Bobby" West dressed in one of his eccentric, exotic costumes. Robert was an entertainer for many years, as well as the operator of the Nith Navigation Co. after his father, William "Wally" West, grew old. More information about the Wests can be found in chapter 18 ...
    Image     This photograph depicts Robert "Bobby" West dressed in one of his eccentric, exotic costumes. Robert was an entertainer for many years, as well as the operator of the Nith Navigation ...
  • Robert "Bobby" West with Life-Saving Medals
    Image       PHOTO PLAMLEY R. WEST PARIS RECORD 254 LIVES 50 Medals and Certificates
    Image     PHOTO PLAMLEY R. WEST PARIS RECORD 254 LIVES 50 Medals and Certificates
  • Parade in Paris, c. 1895
    Image       This photograph shows a parade down River Street (now Grand River Street) in Paris c. 1895. A similar photograph, taken from the same angle and at the same day, is also a part of this collection and is linked to on the right. This image was printed on page 274 ...
    Image     This photograph shows a parade down River Street (now Grand River Street) in Paris c. 1895. A similar photograph, taken from the same angle and at the same day, is ...
  • Paris High School Class, c. 1886
    Imagemystery       This photograph depicts a Paris high school class c. 1886, along with Principal Acres and two teachers. This image was printed on page 174 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. Smith.
    Imagemystery     This photograph depicts a Paris high school class c. 1886, along with Principal Acres and two teachers. This image was printed on page 174 of At the Forks of the ...
  • At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I
    TextImage       This local history book traces the history of Paris from the initial exploration of the region, its development and foundation under Hiram Capron, and its economic and social development following its incorporation until 1918. Donald A. Smith is the principal author. Chapter 20, on Newspapers and Editors, was written by ...
    TextImage     This local history book traces the history of Paris from the initial exploration of the region, its development and foundation under Hiram Capron, and its economic and social development following ...
  • View of Lower Town, Paris, 1876
    Image       This photograph shows a view of Paris's lower town, looking north across the Grand River Street bridge and shopping district. The two rivers, the Nith and the Grand, are both visible. This image was printed on page 254 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. ...
    Image     This photograph shows a view of Paris's lower town, looking north across the Grand River Street bridge and shopping district. The two rivers, the Nith and the Grand, are both ...
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At the Forks of the Grand Vol. I


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