Picture St. Marys
Waiting for Laurier at the Switch, 1900


Description
Creator:
Milton Reesor, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This photo was taken by local amateur photographer Milton Reesor in 1900. A crowd has gathered at the Elizabeth Street Switch, a Grand Trunk Railway Depot once located in St. Marys. The Switch was eventually replaced in 1907 by the current Via Station. The crowd was waiting to catch a glimpse of former Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier as he arrived during a whistle stop. The train can be seen approaching at the far left of the photo.
Notes:
Condition: Fair - Image is not very clear. Severe fading, concentrated around photo edges. Moderate discolouration. Photo is worn along left edge, damage 4.5cm in length.
Inscriptions:
"G.T.R. Depot. St. Marys."
Date of Original:
1900
Dimensions:
Width: 17.3 cm
Height: 11.3 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 10cm
Image Height: 7.3cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
Reesor018
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:
"Waiting for Laurier at the Switch, 1900", St. Marys Museum, Reesor018.
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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Waiting for Laurier at the Switch, 1900


This photo was taken by local amateur photographer Milton Reesor in 1900. A crowd has gathered at the Elizabeth Street Switch, a Grand Trunk Railway Depot once located in St. Marys. The Switch was eventually replaced in 1907 by the current Via Station. The crowd was waiting to catch a glimpse of former Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier as he arrived during a whistle stop. The train can be seen approaching at the far left of the photo.