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Portrait of Josiah Blackburn, London, Ontario

Media Type:
Item Type:
A black and white, head and shoulders portrait of Josiah Blackburn.
Josiah Blackburn, a journalist, publisher and politician was born in London, England March 6, 1823, immigrated to Canada in 1850 and died November 11, 1890. In 1852 he purchased a small weekly newspaper, The Canadian Free Press. In 1855, he began a daily paper, The London Free Press and Daily Western Advertiser, which later became The London Free Press.

He lived at 76 Albert Street, the location shown on the map.

Judging from his age in this undated photograph, it's possible that it may have been taken ca. 1863-1873.

Date of Original:
ca. 1863-1873
Width: 25.3 cm
Height: 20.4 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 24.2cm
Image Height: 19.1cm
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.988114732727 Longitude: -81.2553345213318
Creative Commons licence:
by [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation:
Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada
Reproduction Notes:
London Room Photograph Archives - PG E251
London Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

251 Dundas Street

London, ON N6A 6H9

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Portrait of Josiah Blackburn, London, Ontario

A black and white, head and shoulders portrait of Josiah Blackburn.