Marjorie Ruddy Negatives Collection


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  • Salvation Army Workers, December 1938
    Image       A black and white negative of Captain Bateman and her Assistant dressed in their Salvation Army uniforms in December of 1938. Marjorie noted on the negative envelope that this photograph was for their "Xmas Portrait".
    Image     A black and white negative of Captain Bateman and her Assistant dressed in their Salvation Army uniforms in December of 1938. Marjorie noted on the negative envelope that this photograph ...
  • Salvation Army at Harvest Festival, c.1939
    Image       A black and white negative of two Salvation Army workers at a booth at the Harvest Festival in Whitby, Ontario. No year was specified on the negative envelope.
    Image     A black and white negative of two Salvation Army workers at a booth at the Harvest Festival in Whitby, Ontario. No year was specified on the negative envelope.
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Marjorie Ruddy Negatives Collection


Marjorie G. Ruddy was a photographer and newspaper reporter who came to Whitby in 1917 and attended Whitby High School and the Ontario Ladies College. She founded the first company of the Girl Guides in Whitby and enlisted in the Canadian Womens Army Corp. (C.W.A.C.) where she worked as X-ray dark room technician at Chorley Park Military Hospital and was later appointed press liaison officer at the Trinity Barracks on Harbord Street. She became the first female councilor in Whitby in 1949. She wrote for the Globe and Mail and had a photography studio in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.


This collection consists of photographs, negatives and scrapbooks that document a range of events and subjects mainly in the history of Whitby. Included are material collected in her capacity as a newspaper columnist, photographer and Girl Guide. These records also contain an assortment of newspaper stories and photographs of Whitby Modern Players. The photographs in this collection include pictures of homes, churches, construction projects, local landmarks and personalities.