Marjorie Ruddy Negatives Collection


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  • W.E. Armitage Florist, 1936
    Image       Black and white negative showing the front windows of W.E. Armitage Florist. Portraits of King George V sit in the front windows to represent his death. There is a poster on the front door calling for a day of mourning on 26 January 1936.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the front windows of W.E. Armitage Florist. Portraits of King George V sit in the front windows to represent his death. There is a poster ...
  • Donald Motor Sales, 1938
    Image       Black and white negative showing Donald Motor Sales. The photograph was taken from the south side of Dundas Street. Its address was 300 Dundas St. E.
    Image     Black and white negative showing Donald Motor Sales. The photograph was taken from the south side of Dundas Street. Its address was 300 Dundas St. E.
  • Brock Street at Night, 1939
    Image       Black and white negative showing Brock Street South at night. View looking north from Colborne Sreet.
    Image     Black and white negative showing Brock Street South at night. View looking north from Colborne Sreet.
  • Dundas Street at Night, 1939
    Image       Black and white negative showing Dundas Street East at night. View looking looking west from Green Street.
    Image     Black and white negative showing Dundas Street East at night. View looking looking west from Green Street.
  • Mrs. Spratt, 1938
    Image       Black and white negative showing Mrs. Spratt seated at the organ of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
    Image     Black and white negative showing Mrs. Spratt seated at the organ of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Manse, 1939
    Image       Black and white negative showing the manse for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. It was located at 210 Gilbert Street West.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the manse for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. It was located at 210 Gilbert Street West.
  • Pump House, 1941
    Image       Black and white negative showing the east side of the pump house at Lake Ontario. Three men stand in front of the building, one of them is Herbert Pringle, manager of the Public Utilities Commission.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the east side of the pump house at Lake Ontario. Three men stand in front of the building, one of them is Herbert Pringle, manager ...
  • Lions Club Parade Officials, 1937
    Image       Black and white negative showing the officials and judges for the Lions Club Parade sitting on a platform in front of the Town Hall (201 Brock Street South).
    Image     Black and white negative showing the officials and judges for the Lions Club Parade sitting on a platform in front of the Town Hall (201 Brock Street South).
  • Lions Club Parade Officials, 1937
    Image       Black and white negative showing the officials and judges for the Lions Club Parade sitting on a platform in front of the Town Hall (201 Brock Street South).
    Image     Black and white negative showing the officials and judges for the Lions Club Parade sitting on a platform in front of the Town Hall (201 Brock Street South).
  • Lions Club Parade , 1937
    Image       Black and white negative showing the Miss Whitby float passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the Miss Whitby float passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade.
  • Lions Club Parade , 1937
    Image       Black and white negative showing the Eldridge Brothers Grocery float passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the Eldridge Brothers Grocery float passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade.
  • Lions Club Parade , 1937
    Image       Black and white negative showing a float passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a float passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade.
  • Lions Club Parade , 1937
    Image       Black and white negative showing the Lions Club parade passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets. View looking north on Brock Street.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the Lions Club parade passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets. View looking north on Brock Street.
  • Lions Club Parade , 1937
    Image       Black and white negative showing a marching band approaching the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a marching band approaching the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade.
  • Lions Club Parade , 1937
    Image       Black and white negative showing a Whitby Fire Department firetruck at the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a Whitby Fire Department firetruck at the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade.
  • Lions Club Parade , 1937
    Image       Black and white negative showing members of the Whitby Fire Department passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade.
    Image     Black and white negative showing members of the Whitby Fire Department passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade.
  • Lions Club Parade , 1937
    Image       Black and white negative showing a float passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a float passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade.
  • Lions Club Parade , 1937
    Image       Black and white negative showing a float passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade. The float has farm produce on it.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a float passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade. The float has farm produce on it.
  • Lions Club Parade , 1937
    Image       Black and white negative showing a float passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade. The sign on the float reads: 'County Home'.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a float passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade. The sign on the float reads: 'County Home'.
  • Lions Club Parade , 1937
    Image       Black and white negative showing a float passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade. The float is being pulled by horses.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a float passing the corner of Brock and Ontario Streets during the Lions Club Parade. The float is being pulled by horses.
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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.