Argo Petroleum Tanks, October 19, 1938

Marjorie Ruddy, Photographer
Media Type:
Item Type:
A black and white negative of the Argo Petroleum tanks in the Whitby Harbour on October 19, 1938.
The Argo Petroleum tanks were built at the Whitby Harbour in 1938 on the east side of the harbour. The tanks were replaced by larger oil tanks circa 1947 and were demolished in the early 1980s.

Marjorie Georgina Ruddy (1908-1980) was a prominent Whitby photographer and the only commercial photographer in Whitby during the 1930s and 1940s. Marjorie was the official photographer for the Whitby Police Department starting in the 1930s and as a result took many photographs of car accidents, fingerprints and crime scenes. (Station Gallery. Whitby Through the Lens Photographs by Marjorie G. Ruddy, 1935-1948. Whitby: Station Gallery, 2010.)
Date of Original:
19 October 1938
Width: 1.5 in
Height: 1.5 in
Personal Name(s):
Ruddy, Marjorie Georgina
Corporate Name(s):
Argo Petroleum
Local identifier:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8552496365296 Longitude: -78.9345660476074
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Argo Petroleum Tanks, October 19, 1938, Marjorie Ruddy. Whitby Archives A2013_040_734B.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a black and white negative.
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Argo Petroleum Tanks, October 19, 1938

A black and white negative of the Argo Petroleum tanks in the Whitby Harbour on October 19, 1938.