Wilson Children


Description
Creator:
W.E. O'Brien, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Types:
Photographs
Negatives
Description:
Black and white negative of a studio photograph of a group of children believed to be those of Thomas and Catherine Wilson.

This photograph was likely reprinted by W.E. O'Brien in the 1880s. W.E. O'Brien arrived in Whitby in 1884.
Notes:
Thomas Hall Wilson (1837-1913), eldest son of James (1807-1890) and Elizabeth (1818-1889) Wilson, married Catherine DeGeer (1837-1913) at Whitchurch Township in 1858; they had six children: Mary Hannah Wilson (1860-1942), William James Wilson (1862-1915), Amanda Elizabeth Wilson (1864-1952), Charles Herbert Wilson (1866-1943), Kate Annett Wilson (1869-1953), George Iolum Wilson (1872-1954).

James and Elizabeth Wilson emigrated from Yorkshire, England settling at Whitby in the 1830s. Thomas was a harness maker and operated a toll gate on Concession 1. He also took up other trades throughout his life.

George Wilson was an Oshawa-Whitby photographer. He was the successor of the Whitby photographic studio operated by Stedham & O'Brien at the corner of Dundas and Brock Streets.
Inscriptions:
Printed on the mat underneath the photograph: 'W.E. O'Brien/Whitby.'
Date of Original:
c.1874
Date Of Event:
c.1884
Dimensions:
Width: 2.5 cm
Height: 3.5 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
19-053-001
Collection:
Whitby Online Historic Images Collection
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.88342 Longitude: -78.93287
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Wilson Children, c.1874
W.E. O'Brien
Whitby Archives
19-053-001
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from copy negative.
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Wilson Children


Black and white negative of a studio photograph of a group of children believed to be those of Thomas and Catherine Wilson.

This photograph was likely reprinted by W.E. O'Brien in the 1880s. W.E. O'Brien arrived in Whitby in 1884.