Rowley Champion Collies, August 6, 1950

Marjorie Ruddy, Photographer
Media Type:
Item Type:
A black and white large format negative of William Rowley with his family's champion Collies.
Harold Devine Rowley was born at Davidson, Saskatchewan in 1904. He came to Oshawa in 1928 and in 1934 he moved to Whitby. He enlisted in the Second World War and became a lieutenant in the Ontario Regiment (Tank) in France, Belgium and Germany. He was involved in the building of Club Bayview at Whitby in 1946 (Whitby's first night club). This was sold in 1948. He worked as an attendant at Ontario Hospital and retired in 1966. He became a Justice of the peace at Whitby from 1966 to 1989. He was involved in boy scouts and raised collies as a hobby. Mr. Rowley died in Whitby in 1994 and is buried at Union Cemetery, Oshawa.

Marjorie Georgina Ruddy (1908-1980) was a prominent Whitby photographer and the only commercial photographer in Whitby during the 1930s and 1940s. Marjorie was the official photographer for the Whitby Police Department starting in the 1930s and as a result took many photographs of car accidents, fingerprints and crime scenes. (Station Gallery. Whitby Through the Lens Photographs by Marjorie G. Ruddy, 1935-1948. Whitby: Station Gallery, 2010.)
Date of Original:
6 August 1950
Width: 4 in
Height: 3 in
Personal Name(s):
Ruddy, Marjorie ; Rowley, Harold D. ; Rowley, William, Rowley, Maybelle
Local identifier:
Whitby Online Historic Images Collection
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8797699937504 Longitude: -78.9421397143554
Creative Commons licence:
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Copyright Statement:
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date:
Copyright Holder:
Marjorie Ruddy
Recommended Citation:
Rowley Champion Collies, August 6, 1950, Marjorie Ruddy. Whitby Archives A2013_040_238.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a black and white large format negative.
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Rowley Champion Collies, August 6, 1950

A black and white large format negative of William Rowley with his family's champion Collies.