W.A. Holliday's Hardware Store Display Window, October 24, 1939
- Marjorie Ruddy, Photographer
- Media Type:
- Item Type:
- A black and white negative of a lighting display in a window at W.A. Holliday's Hardware Store located at 113 Brock Street South in Whitby, Ontario.
- William Albert Holliday was born at Coboconk, Ontario, on March 17, 1866, and in his youth moved to Brooklin where his father, Thomas Jackson Holliday kept a General Store. In 1886 he started working in his father's store, and on his father's death in 1889, took over the business. He sold the Brooklin store in 1912, and moved to Toronto where he remained until 1926, when he returned to Whitby and took over a hardware store on Brock Street South. He sold the store to Walter MacCarl in 1941. Mr. Holliday was the Brooklin correspondent for the Whitby Chronicle in 1892 and from 1894 to 1913 was Treasurer of Whitby Township. For 12 years he was superintendent of the Brooklin Presbyterian Sunday School. He was the youngest charter member of the Brooklin Council of Royal Templars in 1883. He spent the later part of his life in Whitby and died at Oshawa on November 3, 1954. He is buried in Mount Lawn Cemetery, Whitby.
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:
- 24 October 1939
Width: 1.5 in
Height: 1.5 in
- Personal Name(s):
- Ruddy, Marjorie Georgina ; Holliday, William Albert
- Corporate Name(s):
- W.A. Holliday's Hardware Store
- Local identifier:
- Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
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- Creative Commons licence:
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- Copyright Statement:
- Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
- Recommended Citation:
- W.A. Holliday's Hardware Store Display Window, October 24, 1939, Marjorie Ruddy. Whitby Archives A2013_040_779A.
- Reproduction Notes:
- Scanned from a black and white negative.
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