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William "Wally" West, Bard of the Nith, and Jess West on Boat


Description
Creators:
Unknown, Photographer
West, William
, Depicted
West, Jess
, Depicted
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 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 Nith Navigation Co. rented boats and took passengers out on the Nith River. The boat in this picture has the word "VISITOR." painted on the side.

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 page 244 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. Smith.
Date of Original:
1[8??]
Dimensions:
Width: 8.8 cm
Height: 13.9 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
2009.0062.01, Page 11, Photo 2
Collection:
D.A. Smith Photograph Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
Donor:
Paris Museum and Historical Society
http://www.parishistoricalsociety.com/
Email: parismuseum@rogers.com
Phone: (519) 442-9295
15 Curtis Avenue North
Paris, Ontario, Canada
N3L 3W1
Recommended Citation:
William "Wally" West, Bard of the Nith, and Jess West on Boat, 1[8??], D.A. Smith Photograph Collection, 2009.0062.01, Page 11, Photo 2, Paris Museum and Historical Society
Terms of Use:
The information and images provided are for personal research only and are not to be used for commercial purposes. Use of this information should include the credit “Paris Museum and Historical Society.”
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William "Wally" West, Bard of the Nith, and Jess West on Boat


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 Nith Navigation Co. rented boats and took passengers out on the Nith River. The boat in this picture has the word "VISITOR." painted on the side.

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 page 244 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. Smith.