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  • Haight Mill and Flume, Mount Pleasant
    Image       This photograph shows an unidentified woman sitting atop the flume of the Haight Mill in Mount Pleasant. It was printed on page 83 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest. The old Andrew Nellis farm was on the hill up from the ...
    Image     This photograph shows an unidentified woman sitting atop the flume of the Haight Mill in Mount Pleasant. It was printed on page 83 of The Work of Our Hands by ...
  • Haight Mill, 1911
    Image       This 1911 photograph shows the Haight Mill sometime before being demolished to build the Provincial Fish Hatchery on the site that remains on the site. The property was owned by a variety of land speculators. The date of the mill is uncertain, but may be either c. 1820 or, according ...
    Image     This 1911 photograph shows the Haight Mill sometime before being demolished to build the Provincial Fish Hatchery on the site that remains on the site. The property was owned by ...
  • Photograph of Brucefield, Mount Pleasant, c. 2003
    Image       This recent photograph, from 2003, depicts Brucefield in its current state. Several older photographs of Brucefield are also available in this collection, and can be accessed by clicking the links below the image. This photograph was printed on page 141 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger and ...
    Image     This recent photograph, from 2003, depicts Brucefield in its current state. Several older photographs of Brucefield are also available in this collection, and can be accessed by clicking the links ...
  • Modern Photo of Emily Townsend House, Mount Pleasant
    Image       This modern photograph shows the Emily Townsend House, 637 Mount Pleasant Road, in its modern state. The house was built by Alvah Townsend for his daughter Emily, who lived there until the property was sold to Alfred Grantham in 1894. This photograph was printed on page 149 of The Work ...
    Image     This modern photograph shows the Emily Townsend House, 637 Mount Pleasant Road, in its modern state. The house was built by Alvah Townsend for his daughter Emily, who lived there ...
  • Phelps/McAlister House, Mount Pleasant
    Image       This modern photograph shows the Phelps/McAlister house at 641 Mount Pleasant Road. It was built c. 1870 by Epaphras L. Phelps using the frame of what was probably the Abraham Cooke store, established on a 5 1/2 acre plot he was granted in 1836. The McAlister family acquired the house ...
    Image     This modern photograph shows the Phelps/McAlister house at 641 Mount Pleasant Road. It was built c. 1870 by Epaphras L. Phelps using the frame of what was probably the Abraham ...
  • Modern Photograph of Hiram Phelps House, Mount Pleasant, 2004
    Image       This 2004 photograph shows the Hiram Phelps House, 513 Mount Pleasant Road, in its modern form. It was built in the same period as Idylbrook and the distinctive Tennant octagonal house, and shares with them its Greek Revival style pedimented hood moulds over lower windows. This photograph was printed on ...
    Image     This 2004 photograph shows the Hiram Phelps House, 513 Mount Pleasant Road, in its modern form. It was built in the same period as Idylbrook and the distinctive Tennant octagonal ...
  • Modern Photograph of Idylbrook, Mount pleasant, c. 2000
    Image       This modern photograph shows Idylbrook in Mount Pleasant as it was c. 2000. Possibly built by Andrew Eadie who obtained the property in 1837, it was set into the side of the hill on Mount Pleasant Creek. This photograph was printed on page 139 of The Work of Our Hands ...
    Image     This modern photograph shows Idylbrook in Mount Pleasant as it was c. 2000. Possibly built by Andrew Eadie who obtained the property in 1837, it was set into the side ...
  • Lieutenant William Winer “Willie” Cooke, c. 1874-76
    Image       This photograph depicts Lieutenant William Winer “Willie” Cooke, a part of the Mount Pleasant Cooke family and a member of the United States Seventh Cavalry. He fought in the battle of Little Bighorn, where was killed. This image was digitized by the Denver Public Library and can also be accessed ...
    Image     This photograph depicts Lieutenant William Winer “Willie” Cooke, a part of the Mount Pleasant Cooke family and a member of the United States Seventh Cavalry. He fought in the battle ...
  • Custer Hunting Party with William Winer Cooke, 1875
    Image       This 1875 photograph depicts a hunting party with General Custer and his social group, including Lieutenant William Winer Cooke of Mount Pleasant. This image was digitized by the Denver Public Library and can also be accessed on their site using the link below the image. This image was printed on ...
    Image     This 1875 photograph depicts a hunting party with General Custer and his social group, including Lieutenant William Winer Cooke of Mount Pleasant. This image was digitized by the Denver Public ...
  • Arthur Sturgis Hardy of Mount Pleasant, 4th Premier of Ontario, c. 1896-99
    Image       This photograph shows Arthur Sturgis Hardy, fourth Premier of Ontario, posed in his office c. 1896-99. Hardy was born in Mount Pleasant and was raised there before leaving to study law. He became a lawyer, and practiced for a number of years before entering politics. He was first elected to ...
    Image     This photograph shows Arthur Sturgis Hardy, fourth Premier of Ontario, posed in his office c. 1896-99. Hardy was born in Mount Pleasant and was raised there before leaving to study ...
  • Devlin Family Siblings, c. 1870s
    Image       This photograph, taken c. 1870, depicts a group of Devlin family siblings from Mount Pleasant. It was printed on page 210 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest. The people in this photo are: Top row from left, G.F. Devlin; Jim Devlin; ...
    Image     This photograph, taken c. 1870, depicts a group of Devlin family siblings from Mount Pleasant. It was printed on page 210 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, ...
  • Mount Pleasant Foot Ball Club
    Image       This undated photograph, probably taken in the early 1900s, shows the players of the Mount Pleasant Foot Ball Club. It was printed on page 224 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest. The men in the photo are, left to right: Back ...
    Image     This undated photograph, probably taken in the early 1900s, shows the players of the Mount Pleasant Foot Ball Club. It was printed on page 224 of The Work of Our ...
  • Postcard depicting the Rev. George Bryce
    ImageText       The original correspondence reads: Mrs. B+I having finished our tour in England, [Italy?] & Scotland expect to sail from Glasgow to Montreal on Sept. 5th Best wishes George Bryce Birthday April 22nd It was addressed to Dr. John Bryce V.S. Erie City Pennsylvania United States Later notes on the postcard ...
    ImageText     The original correspondence reads: Mrs. B+I having finished our tour in England, [Italy?] & Scotland expect to sail from Glasgow to Montreal on Sept. 5th Best wishes George Bryce Birthday ...
  • Biggar House, Mount Pleasant, c. 1960
    Imagecomment       This photograph depicts Biggar House with a later addition, c. 1960. It was printed on page 72 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest. Biggar House was originally built in the early 19th century, probably for Robert Biggar, by John Randall Ellis. ...
    Imagecomment     This photograph depicts Biggar House with a later addition, c. 1960. It was printed on page 72 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by ...
  • Brucefield House, Mount Pleasant, with Tennis Player
    Image       This undated photograph, c. 1900, shows a young man playing tennis on the lawn of Brucefield, Mount Pleasant's most palatial home. It was printed on page 140 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger and was provided by Linda Guest. Brucefield was built in the 1840s for Abraham ...
    Image     This undated photograph, c. 1900, shows a young man playing tennis on the lawn of Brucefield, Mount Pleasant's most palatial home. It was printed on page 140 of The Work ...
  • Playbill for "Borderland," performed at Mount Pleasant Centennial Old Boys' Reunion, 1908
    Text       This playbill provides the program for a 1908 production of "Borderland," a play by Charles Townsend, performed at the Mount Pleasant Old Boys' reunion. It was printed on page 205 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest. This was the second performance ...
    Text     This playbill provides the program for a 1908 production of "Borderland," a play by Charles Townsend, performed at the Mount Pleasant Old Boys' reunion. It was printed on page 205 ...
  • Devlin's Store, 1909
    Image       GEO. F. DEVLIN'S STORE MT. PLEASANT, ONT.
    Image     GEO. F. DEVLIN'S STORE MT. PLEASANT, ONT.
  • Andrew Eadie Home, c. 1850s
    ImageText       (from an old daguerreotype) Andrew Eadie's home - Andrew the one in the cap,(probably 2nd wife) Silk hat believed to be Herbert Biggar
    ImageText     (from an old daguerreotype) Andrew Eadie's home - Andrew the one in the cap,(probably 2nd wife) Silk hat believed to be Herbert Biggar
  • Ellis/Carlyle House, c. 1900?
    Image       This undated photograph (possibly early 1900s) shows the house of Mrs. J. R. Ellis, daughter of John Carlyle who was half-brother of Thomas Carlyle. It was printed on page 182 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest.
    Image     This undated photograph (possibly early 1900s) shows the house of Mrs. J. R. Ellis, daughter of John Carlyle who was half-brother of Thomas Carlyle. It was printed on page 182 ...
  • Captain James Ellis
    Image       This undated photograph shows Captain James Ellis wearing a Civil War uniform in New Orleans. Like many young Canadians at that time, he enlisted in the American Civil War. Two of his brothers, Edward and Wallace, also enlisted - Edward died during the war. He was the son of Henry ...
    Image     This undated photograph shows Captain James Ellis wearing a Civil War uniform in New Orleans. Like many young Canadians at that time, he enlisted in the American Civil War. Two ...
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The Work of Our Hands


This group contains the images which were printed in The Work of Our Hands, by Sharon Jaeger. Most of them have been scanned from the original photos or documents for authenticity.