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  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
    Image       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.
    Image     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 ...
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
    Image       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.
    Image     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.
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
    Image       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.
    Image     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 ...
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
    Image       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.
    Image     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 ...
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
    Image       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.
    Image     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.
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
    Image       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.
    Image     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 ...
  • Whitby Fire Department Members with Fire Engines, October 4, 1947
    Image       Black and white negative of members of the Whitby Fire Department standing with three fire engines in front of Town Hall. The trucks in this photograph are a 1946 GMC Pumper (left), a 1926 Gotfredson Pumper (centre), and a 1926 Chevrolet Chemical truck (right).
    Image     Black and white negative of members of the Whitby Fire Department standing with three fire engines in front of Town Hall. The trucks in this photograph are a 1946 GMC ...
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
    Image       Black and white negative showing two children standing by a Whitby fire engine at the Holman house fire at 709 Brock Street South.
    Image     Black and white negative showing two children standing by a Whitby fire engine at the Holman house fire at 709 Brock Street South.
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
    Image       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.
    Image     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.
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
    Image       Black and white negative showing a Whitby fire engine at the Holman house fire at 709 Brock Street South.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a Whitby fire engine at the Holman house fire at 709 Brock Street South.
  • Holman Residence Fire, 1938
    Image       Black and white negative showing a Whitby fire engine with firefighters at the Holman house fire at 709 Brock Street South.
    Image     Black and white negative showing a Whitby fire engine with firefighters at the Holman house fire at 709 Brock Street South.
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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.