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  • Man at a campsite
    Image       Older man with well-trimmed beard sitting on a folding camp chair outside a tent. The man is wearing a suit rather than camping gear but he does have sturdy boots and heavy socks. He is wearing tweeds, acceptable outdoor wear at that time. A comment has been submitted, suggesting that ...
    Image     Older man with well-trimmed beard sitting on a folding camp chair outside a tent. The man is wearing a suit rather than camping gear but he does have sturdy boots ...
  • Yard with Art at 320 Church Street South
    Image       This is a series of photographs of the art that used to be located in the backyard at 320 Church Street South. This photograph shows the entire yard, but you can click on the images on the side to see close-ups of different parts.
    Image     This is a series of photographs of the art that used to be located in the backyard at 320 Church Street South. This photograph shows the entire yard, but you ...
  • Judging Chickens at the Fair
    Imagemystery       This photograph shows a crowd of men standing around a row of cages that appear to contain chickens. The chickens are likely being judged as part of a contest in fall fair festivities. This photograph was probably taken in the St. Marys area, but it may have been taken elsewhere.
    Imagemystery     This photograph shows a crowd of men standing around a row of cages that appear to contain chickens. The chickens are likely being judged as part of a contest in ...
  • Pushball at the University of Toronto
    Image       This is a postcard of a group of University of Toronto students playing pushball. Pushball was a popular sport in the early 1900s that involved throwing oneself at a pushball and trying to push it over the other team's goal line. This game would have been between a team of ...
    Image     This is a postcard of a group of University of Toronto students playing pushball. Pushball was a popular sport in the early 1900s that involved throwing oneself at a pushball ...
  • Town Hall Decorated for 1978 Homecoming
    Image       This photograph shows the Town Hall decorated to celebrate Homecoming in 1978. Banners with blue, white and red stripes are hung from windows and railings. The Town Hall was built in 1891 to replace the previous Town Hall located on the same site that burned down. It was built with ...
    Image     This photograph shows the Town Hall decorated to celebrate Homecoming in 1978. Banners with blue, white and red stripes are hung from windows and railings. The Town Hall was built ...
  • Parade Downtown St. Marys
    Image       This is a photograph of a parade downtown St. Marys. The roads are unpaved, so the photograph must have been taken sometime before 1921. People are gathered on the sidewalk and street near what was then the Grand Central Hotel, Molson's Bank, and the Journal Argus office.
    Image     This is a photograph of a parade downtown St. Marys. The roads are unpaved, so the photograph must have been taken sometime before 1921. People are gathered on the sidewalk ...
  • Woman on Stage
    Imagemystery       This photograph shows a woman and young man on a stage, likely performing. Behind them is a chalkboard with a landscape drawn on it.
    Imagemystery     This photograph shows a woman and young man on a stage, likely performing. Behind them is a chalkboard with a landscape drawn on it.
  • Swimming in the Quarry, 1940s
    Image       This is a photograph of the St. Marys Swimming Quarry sometime before 1945. Although the Quarry was not officially open for swimming at this time, this was a hard rule to enforce on a hot day. Quarrying was a major industry in early St. Marys history, but in 1920 the ...
    Image     This is a photograph of the St. Marys Swimming Quarry sometime before 1945. Although the Quarry was not officially open for swimming at this time, this was a hard rule ...
  • Swimming at the Quarry
    Image       This is a photograph of the swimming quarry in St. Marys on a busy summer day. There are many people relaxing on the grass, swimming in the water and on the high dive. At the front of the image you can see the railing located near the cliff. Quarrying was ...
    Image     This is a photograph of the swimming quarry in St. Marys on a busy summer day. There are many people relaxing on the grass, swimming in the water and on ...
  • Old Covered Ice Rink
    Image       This is a photograph of the old arena that used to be located beside Trout Creek near the Wellington Street Bridge. The rink was built by curlers in the 1870s, but was used by curlers, hockey players and skaters until the 1940s when the cover was removed and it was ...
    Image     This is a photograph of the old arena that used to be located beside Trout Creek near the Wellington Street Bridge. The rink was built by curlers in the 1870s, ...
  • Horse-Drawn Fire Department Ladder Wagon
    Image       This is photograph of a horse-drawn fire department ladder wagon heading west on Queen Street. The leisurely trot and the bystanders lining the street suggest that the photo was likely taken during a parade. Another photograph of the ladder wagon is dated 1912, giving an approximate date for this photo ...
    Image     This is photograph of a horse-drawn fire department ladder wagon heading west on Queen Street. The leisurely trot and the bystanders lining the street suggest that the photo was likely ...
  • Docks and Boats
    Image       This photograph shows some boats at some loading docks on the water. There are five sailboats and a canoe. The location of the photograph is not clear, but it is possible that it was taken at Wildwood Conservation Area.
    Image     This photograph shows some boats at some loading docks on the water. There are five sailboats and a canoe. The location of the photograph is not clear, but it is ...
  • Rowland & Young's Bijou Comedy Co'y Ticket
    Image       Rowland & Young's Bijou Comedy Co'y FREE. FREE. FREE. LADIES' COMPLIMENTARY This ticket if presented at the Reserved Seat sale before 6 p. m.. Monday, will entitle the bearer to two Reserved Seats for 25 cents, to witness MARJIE ADAMS supported by a ckever company in a great play, entitled ...
    Image     Rowland & Young's Bijou Comedy Co'y FREE. FREE. FREE. LADIES' COMPLIMENTARY This ticket if presented at the Reserved Seat sale before 6 p. m.. Monday, will entitle the bearer to ...
  • Game on the Flats
    Image       This is a photograph of a sports game taking place on The Flats (Milt Dunnell Field). There are four automobiles parked on the field and people are watching the game from inside or around their cars. Across the field, you can see that a large crowd is gathered to watch ...
    Image     This is a photograph of a sports game taking place on The Flats (Milt Dunnell Field). There are four automobiles parked on the field and people are watching the game ...
  • Fishing in the Old Millrace
    Image       This photograph shows a group of five children fishing with a man at the millrace near the Victoria Bridge. Behind the fence on the right is the Island Park and the bridge in the background is the Victoria Bridge. Today (July 2018), the millrace still remains in the same location ...
    Image     This photograph shows a group of five children fishing with a man at the millrace near the Victoria Bridge. Behind the fence on the right is the Island Park and ...
  • Fishing at the Dam
    Image       This photograph shows two people fishing at the dam in St. Marys, a location that has remained a popular fishing spot for many years. The water level in the photo is very high and there is a log caught just above the dam. One of the people in the photo ...
    Image     This photograph shows two people fishing at the dam in St. Marys, a location that has remained a popular fishing spot for many years. The water level in the photo ...
  • Remote Control Boat on the Thames
    Image       This is a photograph of a man controlling a remote control boat on the Thames River. In the background you can see Milt Dunnell Field (The Flats) and the Sarnia Bridge. It appears that the photo was taken during winter because there is ice on the river.
    Image     This is a photograph of a man controlling a remote control boat on the Thames River. In the background you can see Milt Dunnell Field (The Flats) and the Sarnia ...
  • Go-Kart Racing Down Queen Street
    Image       This is a photograph of Queen Street in St. Marys during a go-kart race downtown. There are three people riding go-karts down Queen Street while a crowd watches from the sidewalks. Visible store names include, from left to right: JB Tudor, Ray Bennett Men's Wear, McIntyre Drugs.
    Image     This is a photograph of Queen Street in St. Marys during a go-kart race downtown. There are three people riding go-karts down Queen Street while a crowd watches from the ...
  • Motorboat on the Thames
    Image       This is a photograph of a man riding in a motor boat on the Thames River just below the Victoria Bridge. In the background you can see an old gas station that was located just west of the Victoria Bridge. The building is now Graham Energy (2018). "40%" is written ...
    Image     This is a photograph of a man riding in a motor boat on the Thames River just below the Victoria Bridge. In the background you can see an old gas ...
  • Going for a Ride in a Ford
    Image       This is a photograph of Sandy Shaw, Barbie Shaw, and Becky Brunsdon (left to right) going for a ride in John Shaw's Ford. The photograph was taken on a Saturday afternoon. Two of the girls are wearing shirts that say "J.B. Tudor LTD.," which was a women's clothing store on ...
    Image     This is a photograph of Sandy Shaw, Barbie Shaw, and Becky Brunsdon (left to right) going for a ride in John Shaw's Ford. The photograph was taken on a Saturday ...
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