ca. 1870 Photo of C.S. Rumsey posed to look as if he is skating on a skating rink outdoors.
Charles Stockman Rumsey had been the manager of the Federal Bank in St. Marys (southwest corner of Wellington and Queen Streets - where Desjardin Credit Union is located now).
A stained-glass window at St. James...
1885 Studio photo of Beatrice Harstone wearing an ankle-length skirt and a cape-like jacket. She is wearing a pair of skates and is posed as if she is mid-skating. Condition: Very good. Yellowed and aged, but looks pretty good. On back:
Forever your Loving Beatrice
March 18th, 1885
Photo of a little boy sitting in a little 2-wheeled cart. He is looking off to the side and smiling with long hair and a hat on. Condition: Good. Image is a little worn at the edges; matting is a little worn and stained.
A photo showing four young men sitting in a small motor boat named "City of St. Marys". The men are floating down the Thames River and are dressed smartly in their jackets and hats. The photo was taken by local amateur photographer Milton Reesor. The exact date of the photo is unknown; however, it...
Photo showing the Church Street bridge with the Wool-Carding Mill in the background and canoes passing under the bridge. Condition: Copy is good.
Photo showing the Church Street bridge ("that Leon Clench designed") with the Wool-Carding Mill in the background and canoes passing under the bridge. Condition: Good - but slight haze. Album pages are warped.
Photo of the interior of the pavilion decorated with a few men sitting at the end of the room (possibly waiting for a dance?). Condition: Copy is good. The Pavilion, Lakeside, Ontario.
A photo showing four young men sitting in a small motor boat named "City of St. Marys". The men are floating down the millrace that once separated the Flats from the mainland before the new dam was built in 1908. Milton Reesor, a local amateur photographer, took the photo looking north towards the...
Photo showing two girls playing on the banks of the Thames River. The one girl has her back to the camera while the other girl can be seen sitting closer to the water.
The background shows a view of the South Ward including the steeple of the then Methodist church (now the United Church)....
1901 Photo showing the Church Street Bridge with the Carding Mill in the background and canoes passing under the bridge. This photo was originally taken by Dr. A.E. Fraleigh in 1901. He used prints as Christmas postcards, such as this example. Other prints are part of the collection. Condition: Copy...
Photo of John Brown (father of Clifton Brown) on a high wheeler bicycle that is called a Penny Farthing bicycle. This bicycle is now located in the St. Marys Museum's collection.
This photo also gives a good view of the buildings on the west side of Water Street South (such as the Opera House)....
ca. 1910 Photo showing Island Park located beside what was once the Royal Edward Hotel. A band shell can be seen as well as a group of people. Condition: Copy is good.
1910 St. Marys IOF Band, 1910
- before the formation of the once popular Maxwell Band and the St. Marys Cement Co. Kiltie Band
Back Row: Arthur Riley, Bert Stricker, Clayton Allan, Dan Ross, unknown, Tom Crozier
Middle Row: William Barrett (Band Master), George Thompson, Charles Allen, Alfred Schmidt,...
ca. 1920s? Photo showing a group of people gathered at the Flats (now called Milt Dunnell Field). Cars and people can be seen but it is not clear why.
The Presbyterian Church spire can be seen in the background with the Catholic Church spire's top just showing through the trees.
Photo was taken from the...
Photo of Crystal Lake Park at Lakeside, Ontario. Some cars can be seen parked with a small building bearing "Crystal-Lake Park" on the side of it. A lot of trees are around. Condition: Copy is good.
Photo of a baseball game being played north of St. Marys at the McIntosh farm (on the centre line road).
Cars are parked on the grass near the barn and near the baseball field itself with people sitting around the field while a game is being played.
Click on "Detail" to get a better view....
Photo of the St. Marys Cement Company Band dressed in their kilts and holding onto their instruments.
One man has been identified as Richard Rule (front row, at the far right end, kneeling). Condition: Okay. Curled, bent and scratched.
1930s or 1940s Photo of two women at the Lakeside beach. The one is toweling herself off, while the other is sitting on the ground with a bathing cap on. In the background a dock can be seen. Condition: Not a very good reproduction.