Marjorie Ruddy Negatives Collection


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  • Goldring Family, 1939
    Image       Black and white negative showing the Goldring family on the occasion of Richard Goldring's 80th birthday. This photograph was taken at 1750 Dufferin St. Richard Goldring (1859-1945) is seated at centre.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the Goldring family on the occasion of Richard Goldring's 80th birthday. This photograph was taken at 1750 Dufferin St. Richard Goldring (1859-1945) is seated at ...
  • Oscar John Moore, November 29, 1948
    Image       A black and white photograph of Oscar John Moore.
    Image     A black and white photograph of Oscar John Moore.
  • Richard Goldring's 80th Birthday, August 31, 1939
    Image       A black and white negative of Richard and Norman Goldring holding Norman's children. This photograph was taken on August 31, 1939 on the occasion of Richard's 80th birthday.
    Image     A black and white negative of Richard and Norman Goldring holding Norman's children. This photograph was taken on August 31, 1939 on the occasion of Richard's 80th birthday.
  • Richard Goldring's 80th Birthday, August 31, 1939
    Image       A black and white negative of Richard Goldring standing outside and holding one of his grandchildren. This photograph was taken on August 31, 1939 on the occasion of Richard's 80th birthday.
    Image     A black and white negative of Richard Goldring standing outside and holding one of his grandchildren. This photograph was taken on August 31, 1939 on the occasion of Richard's 80th ...
  • Brock Street School Class, 1939
    Image       Black and white negative showing the class at Brock Street School. The photograph was taken in front of the school.
    Image     Black and white negative showing the class at Brock Street School. The photograph was taken in front of the school.
  • Brock Street School Class, 1939
    Image       Black and white negative of a group of students at Brock Street School. The photograph was taken in front of the school.
    Image     Black and white negative of a group of students at Brock Street School. The photograph was taken in front of the school.
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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.