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  • Construction of Sewage Treatment Plant, 1948
        Envelope: Sewage Disposal Whitby Aug 28/48 (3)
      Envelope: Sewage Disposal Whitby Aug 28/48 (3)
  • Construction of Sewage Treatment Plant, 1948
        Envelope: Sewage Disposal Whitby Aug 28/48 (3)
      Envelope: Sewage Disposal Whitby Aug 28/48 (3)
  • Construction of Sewage Treatment Plant, 1948
        Black and white negative showing the progress of the construction of the new sewage treatment plant.
      Black and white negative showing the progress of the construction of the ...
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
        Black and white negative showing smoke issuing from the north side of the house and firefighters attempting to quell the fire with hoses. A crowd is gathered around the house.
      Black and white negative showing smoke issuing from the north side of ...
  • Spring Sewer Main Cleanup, c.1938
        A black and white negative of men and children standing around a sewer grate on a street in Whitby, Ontario. The men are preparing to clean out a sewer main blockage that occurred on April 23. No specific year was given.
      A black and white negative of men and children standing around a ...
  • Spring Sewer Main Cleanup, c.1938
        A black and white negative of Cecil Greenfield standing on a sidewalk and holding a shovel and pickaxe. The tools will be used to clean out a sewer main blockage that occurred on April 23. No specific year was given.
      A black and white negative of Cecil Greenfield standing on a sidewalk ...
  • Spring Sewer Main Cleanup, c.1938
        A black and white negative of men and children standing around a sewer grate on a street in Whitby, Ontario. The men are preparing to clean out a sewer main blockage that occurred on April 23. No specific year was given. In this view Cecil Greenfield is walking towards the ...
      A black and white negative of men and children standing around a ...
  • Old Water Tower, March 24, 1948
        Black and white negative of a photograph of a cylindrical water tower. There is a fence around the bottom of the water tower.
      Black and white negative of a photograph of a cylindrical water tower. ...
  • Sewer Project, June 16, 1953
        A black and white large format negative of men working to build sewers. In this view three men are observing the men working in the trench.
      A black and white large format negative of men working to build ...
  • Sewer Project, June 16, 1953
        A black and white large format negative of men working to build sewers. In this view a back hoe is digging a large hole.
      A black and white large format negative of men working to build ...
  • Hydro Show, 1939
        Black and white negative of the hydro show put on by the Public Utilities Commission. The show was held at 102 Brock St. S. and featured electric appliances for the home.
      Black and white negative of the hydro show put on by the ...
  • Hydro Show, 1939
        Black and white negative of the hydro show tent during the Whitby Street Fair. The show was put on by the Public Utilities Commission and featured electric appliances for the home.
      Black and white negative of the hydro show tent during the Whitby ...
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
        Black and white negative showing a Whitby fire engine at the Holman house fire at 709 Brock Street South. View is of the hoses attached to the fire engine.
      Black and white negative showing a Whitby fire engine at the Holman ...
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
        Black and white negative showing the crowd gathered on Brock Street watching the Holman house fire at 709 Brock Street South. The fire hoses are spread across the street.
      Black and white negative showing the crowd gathered on Brock Street watching ...
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
        Black and white negative showing the crowd gathered on Brock Street watching the Holman house fire at 709 Brock Street South. There is smoke surrounding the house. Centennial Park is at right.
      Black and white negative showing the crowd gathered on Brock Street watching ...
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
        Black and white negative showing Brock Street on the day of the Holman house fire at 709 Brock Street South. View looking south with Centennial Park at right. The street is covered with fire hoses and a firefighter is pulling a hose towards the house.
      Black and white negative showing Brock Street on the day of the ...
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
        Black and white negative showing a crowd watching the Whitby Fire Department put out the fire at the Holman residence located at 709 Brock Street South. View of the south side of the house.
      Black and white negative showing a crowd watching the Whitby Fire Department ...
  • Pump House, 1941
        Black and white negative showing the large pump in the pumphouse at Lake Ontario. Two unidentified men stand to the side of the pump.
      Black and white negative showing the large pump in the pumphouse at ...
  • Pump House Workers, 1941
        Black and white negative showing two unidentified men at the water pumping station at Lake Ontario. Both men hold shovels.
      Black and white negative showing two unidentified men at the water pumping ...
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
        Black and white negative showing the crowd gathered on Brock Street watching the Holman house fire at 709 Brock Street South. The fire hoses are spread across the street. View looking south on Brock Street.
      Black and white negative showing the crowd gathered on Brock Street watching ...
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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.