Marjorie Ruddy Negatives Collection
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  • Douglas Astley, February 1940
        Black and white negative of Douglas Astley sitting in a chair with his hands on his lap. In this view he is looking to the left of the photographer.
      Black and white negative of Douglas Astley sitting in a chair with ...
  • Lloyd Costello and Mrs. Costello, April 2, 1940
        Black and white negative of Lloyd Costello in his military uniform standing with his arm around his mother Elizabeth. They are standing on a wooden porch of a house.
      Black and white negative of Lloyd Costello in his military uniform standing ...
  • Charles Robert Beaton, November 22, 1939
        A black and white negative of Charles Robert (Bob) Beaton dressed in a suit and standing in front of a fireplace.
      A black and white negative of Charles Robert (Bob) Beaton dressed in ...
  • Victory Loan Campaign, c.1941
        A black and white negative of a car decorated in advertisements for a Victory Loan campaign during World War Two. View is of the side of the car. On the front of the car is a picture of Winston Churchill attached to the front of the Union Jack flag. Above ...
      A black and white negative of a car decorated in advertisements for ...
  • Louise Coleman, 1941
        Black and white negative of Louise Coleman standing with one foot on the bottom step of a set of stairs. She is holding on to a railing and looking at the photographer. Ms. Coleman is wearing a long gown with a corsage pinned on the gown by her shoulder.
      Black and white negative of Louise Coleman standing with one foot on ...
  • Louise Coleman, 1941
        Black and white negative of Louise Coleman standing on a walkway that leads to a gate. Ms. Coleman is wearing a long gown with a corsage pinned on the gown by her shoulder.
      Black and white negative of Louise Coleman standing on a walkway that ...
  • Douglas Astley & Louise Coleman, 1941
        Black and white negative of Douglas Astley and Louise Coleman standing outside. Mr. Astley is wearing a suit and Ms. Coleman is wearing a long gown with a corsage pinned on the gown by her shoulder. In this view Mr. Astley is standing back and watching Ms. Coleman look into ...
      Black and white negative of Douglas Astley and Louise Coleman standing outside. ...
  • Victory Loan Campaign, c.1941
        A black and white negative of a car decorated in advertisements for a Victory Loan campaign during World War Two. View is of the front of the car. A picture of Winston Churchill is attached to the front of the Union Jack flag. Above the picture reads "GIVE US THE ...
      A black and white negative of a car decorated in advertisements for ...
  • Victory Loan Campaign, c.1941
        A black and white negative of a car decorated in advertisements for a Victory Loan campaign during World War Two. View is of the side of the car. A model of an aircraft is on top of a model of a bomb on the hood of the car. On the ...
      A black and white negative of a car decorated in advertisements for ...
  • Lloyd Costello, April 2, 1940
        Black and white negative of Lloyd Costello in his military uniform standing on the front lawn of a house.
      Black and white negative of Lloyd Costello in his military uniform standing ...
  • Donald Beaton, November 22, 1939
        Black and white negative showing Donald Ross Beaton in his military uniform. He is standing in front of a fireplace with his hands crossed in front of him.
      Black and white negative showing Donald Ross Beaton in his military uniform. ...
  • Douglas Astley, February 1940
        Black and white negative of Douglas Astley sitting in a chair with his hands on his lap. In this view he is facing the photographer.
      Black and white negative of Douglas Astley sitting in a chair with ...
  • Mary Brawley, K. Berton & Unidentified Woman, February 1938
        Black and white negative of a group portrait of Ms. Mary Brawley, K. Berton and an unidentified woman taken at the Ontario County Courthouse in Whitby, Ontario. In this view the unidentified women are each sitting on the arms of the chair Mary is sitting in.
      Black and white negative of a group portrait of Ms. Mary Brawley, ...
  • Mary Brawley & K. Berton, February 1938
        Black and white negative of Ms. Mary Brawley and K. Berton posing for a portrait in February 1938 taken at the Ontario County Courthouse in Whitby, Ontario. In this view Mary is sitting in the chair and K. Berton is sitting on the arm of the chair.
      Black and white negative of Ms. Mary Brawley and K. Berton posing ...
  • Douglas Astley & Louise Coleman, 1941
        Black and white negative of Douglas Astley and Louise Coleman standing in front of trees. Mr. Astley is wearing a suit and Ms. Coleman is wearing a long gown with a corsage pinned on the gown by her shoulder. In this view they are looking at each other.
      Black and white negative of Douglas Astley and Louise Coleman standing in ...
  • Douglas Astley & Louise Coleman, 1941
        Black and white negative of Douglas Astley and Louise Coleman standing in front of trees. Mr. Astley is wearing a suit and Ms. Coleman is wearing a long gown with a corsage pinned on the gown by her shoulder.
      Black and white negative of Douglas Astley and Louise Coleman standing in ...
  • Donald Beaton, November 22, 1939
        Black and white negative showing Donald Ross Beaton in his military uniform. He is standing in front of a fireplace.
      Black and white negative showing Donald Ross Beaton in his military uniform. ...
  • Donald Beaton, November 22, 1939
        Black and white negative showing Donald Ross Beaton in his military uniform and hat. He is standing in front of a fireplace.
      Black and white negative showing Donald Ross Beaton in his military uniform ...
  • Donald Beaton, November 22, 1939
        Black and white negative showing Donald Ross Beaton in his military uniform. He is standing in front of a fireplace. He is holding gloves in his hand.
      Black and white negative showing Donald Ross Beaton in his military uniform. ...
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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.