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William "Wally" West (1818 - 1912), Bard of the Nith, Grand Commodore of the Nith Navigation Co.


Description
Creators:
Unknown, Photographer
West, William
, Depicted
Vanstone, Don
, Editor
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This photograph depicts William "Wally" West (1818 - 1912), self-proclaimed Bard of the Nith and Grand Commodore of the Nith Navigation Co., with his nautical telescope. He and his son Robert were among the most eccentric of Parisians in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

More information about the Wests can be found in chapter 18 of volume I of At the Forks of the Grand, linked to on the right.

This image was printed on the thirty-second page of photographs in At the Forks of the Grand: Volume II by D. A. Smith.
Inscriptions:
(On original matting)

William West (1818 - 1912), Bard of the Nith and Grand River Navigation Fleet. Note his telescope, which he used to spot reefs and hostile ships.

This project has received financial assistance from the Department of the Secretary of State of Canada to mark the Bicentennial of Ontario.

Copy By
DON VANSTONE
Enlarged By
PDHS CAMERA CLUB
Date of Original:
1[8??]
Dimensions:
Width: 18.3 cm
Height: 23.1 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
1999.0004.01
Collection:
D.A. Smith Photograph Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
Recommended Citation:
William "Wally" West (1818 - 1912), 1[8??], D.A. Smith Photograph Collection, 1999.0004.01, Paris Museum and Historical Society
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William "Wally" West (1818 - 1912), Bard of the Nith, Grand Commodore of the Nith Navigation Co.


This photograph depicts William "Wally" West (1818 - 1912), self-proclaimed Bard of the Nith and Grand Commodore of the Nith Navigation Co., with his nautical telescope. He and his son Robert were among the most eccentric of Parisians in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

More information about the Wests can be found in chapter 18 of volume I of At the Forks of the Grand, linked to on the right.

This image was printed on the thirty-second page of photographs in At the Forks of the Grand: Volume II by D. A. Smith.