London Public Library Image Gallery
YMCA Camp below Springbank Park, London, Ontario


Description
Creator:
Hood, John, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This is a glossy sepia toned photograph of a group of men and boys posed in front of their tents at a Young Men's Christian Association camp beside the Thames River below Springbank Park.
Notes:
This undated photograph was taken by John Hood perhaps ca. 1884-1891. The photographer's stamp is on the back. There is also an inscription, handwritten in pencil, on the back.

John Hood was an early London photographer with a great love for the outdoors. In a June 20, 1947 London Free Press article titled "Recalls Shooting Turkey at Dundas and Richmond" the then 83 year old John Hood reminisces on a return visit to London from his home in British Columbia about his past adventures as a Riel Rebellion veteran and his early life in London as a pioneer stage mechanic, picture framer and photographer. He enlisted in the 7th Fusiliers in 1884, traveling to Saskatchewan the following year to serve in the Rebellion. John Hood returned to London but left again permanently in 1891 to settle on the west coast. This helps to date the photograph ca. 1884-1891.

The exact location of the camp is not known but shown on the map as west of Springbank Park.
Inscriptions:
Reverse - J. Hood
Reverse - Y.M.C.A. Camp at Below Spring Bank London Ont.
Date of Original:
ca. 1884 - 1891
Dimensions:
Width: 16.3 cm
Height: 10.7 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 14.4cm
Image Height: 10.4cm
Local identifier:
32104033412976
Collection:
J. Hood Photograph
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.9636591403467 Longitude: -81.3384347210312
Creative Commons licence:
by [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada
Reproduction Notes:
London Room Photograph Archives - PG F50
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YMCA Camp below Springbank Park, London, Ontario


This is a glossy sepia toned photograph of a group of men and boys posed in front of their tents at a Young Men's Christian Association camp beside the Thames River below Springbank Park.