Marjorie Ruddy Negatives Collection
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  • Horse Show, August 16, 1939
        A black and white negative of four unidentified riders sitting on horses at a horse show on August 16, 1939 in Whitby, Ontario. In this view from left to right: unidentified woman, unidentified woman, unidentified man, and unidentified man. The horse show was held on the property of the Whitby ...
      A black and white negative of four unidentified riders sitting on horses ...
  • Horse Show, August 16, 1939
        A black and white negative of three unidentified riders sitting on horses at a horse show on August 16, 1939 in Whitby, Ontario. In this view from left to right: unidentified woman, unidentified woman, and unidentified man. The horse show was held on the property of the Whitby Lawn Bowling ...
      A black and white negative of three unidentified riders sitting on horses ...
  • Frances Richardson (nee Bowes), 1936
        Black and white negative of Mrs. Frances Richardson, wife of William Joshua Harold Richardson. She is standing in front of her home at 141 Pine St.
      Black and white negative of Mrs. Frances Richardson, wife of William Joshua ...
  • Group of Unidentified People, May 1939
        Black and white negative of a group of unidentified people sitting on lawn chairs in a backyard. There is a dog lying down in the centre of the group.
      Black and white negative of a group of unidentified people sitting on ...
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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.