Picture St. Marys
Town Hall, 1900


Description
Creator:
Milton Reesor, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A photo featuring a view of St. Marys' Town Hall in the year 1900. Milton Reesor, a local amateur photographer, took this photo at the age of nineteen. He often scratched numbers into the emulsion on his photo plate in order to mark the year the photo was taken; "00" can be seen scratched onto this image on the bottom right corner.

Reesor took several photos of Town Hall. It became a local attraction after it was built in 1891. The exterior remains largely unmodified to this day. Reesor was standing across the street from Town Hall behind a construction fence protecting a commercial block that was being built. The wooden fence is visible at the bottom edge of the photo. Crude wooden electric poles stand in front of Town Hall; steam-generated electricity had just recently been brought to St. Marys.
Notes:
Condition: Fair - Image is clear. Discolouration of photograph, particularly at top half. Wear on photo edges at top corners. Album matte is moderately worn, staining around edges and material loss at top right corner.
Inscriptions:
"City Hall. St. Marys"
Date of Original:
Winter 1900
Dimensions:
Width: 17.4 cm
Height: 10.2 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 5.4cm
Image Height: 7.9cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
Reesor142
Collection:
St. Marys Museum Photo Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.25009 Longitude: -81.13304
Donor:
Dan O'Toole
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
"Town Hall, 1900", St. Marys Museum, Reesor142.
Location of Original:
R. Lorne Eedy Archives
Terms of Use:
Reproduction of digital objects is restricted to fair use for personal research or study; any other use must be done with permission of copyright holder.
Reproduction Notes:
This image is a watermarked low resolution reproduction. High resolution images are available at the St. Marys Museum for a fee.
Contact
St. Marys Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

177 Church Street South,

P.O. Box 998,

St. Marys, Ontario.

N4X 1B6

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Town Hall, 1900


A photo featuring a view of St. Marys' Town Hall in the year 1900. Milton Reesor, a local amateur photographer, took this photo at the age of nineteen. He often scratched numbers into the emulsion on his photo plate in order to mark the year the photo was taken; "00" can be seen scratched onto this image on the bottom right corner.

Reesor took several photos of Town Hall. It became a local attraction after it was built in 1891. The exterior remains largely unmodified to this day. Reesor was standing across the street from Town Hall behind a construction fence protecting a commercial block that was being built. The wooden fence is visible at the bottom edge of the photo. Crude wooden electric poles stand in front of Town Hall; steam-generated electricity had just recently been brought to St. Marys.