Bird/Smith Wedding, February 1940


Description
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Creator:
Marjorie Ruddy, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Negatives
Description:
A black and white negative of Mr. & Mrs. Smith and their wedding party in February 1940. In this view from left to right: unidentified man, Mr. Westland Smith, Mrs. Elva (Bird) Smith, and unidentified woman.
Notes:
Mr. Westland Addison Smith was born and raised in Bedford, Quebec. He moved to Whitby in 1938. Mrs. Elva (Bird) Smith was raised in Whitby, Ontario. Westland and Elva were married in February 1940. They had two children: Cherry and Matthew.

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:
February 1940
Dimensions:
Width: 1.5 in
Height: 1.5 in
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Ruddy, Marjorie ; Smith, Westland Addison ; Smith, Elva Bird
Local identifier:
A2013_040_911D
Collection:
Whitby Online Historic Images Collection
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8796462608064 Longitude: -78.9421397143554
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date:
1940
Copyright Holder:
Marjorie Ruddy
Recommended Citation:
Bird/Smith Wedding, February 1940, Marjorie Ruddy. Whitby Archives A2013_040_911D.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a black and white negative.
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Bird/Smith Wedding, February 1940


A black and white negative of Mr. & Mrs. Smith and their wedding party in February 1940. In this view from left to right: unidentified man, Mr. Westland Smith, Mrs. Elva (Bird) Smith, and unidentified woman.