Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection

Ontario Hospital / Military Convalescent Hospital
This group contains photographs of the mental health facilities in Whitby, Ontario prior to 1949. The photos contained within this group detail: construction progress at Ontario Hospital at Whitby; construction workers and construction equipment; construction progress at the Military Convalescent Hospital; soldiers at the Military Convalescent Hospital; a visit by the Duke of Devonshire; theatre stage performances at the hospital; interior and exterior views of the hospital facilities and site, including some aerial views; portrait photographs of physicians who worked at the hospital; and group portraits of graduates from the School of Nursing.

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Aerial View of Ontario Hospital Looking South East, 1929 
Image  1929,   A black and white aerial photograph of the Ontario Hospital Whitby and Whitby Harbour.
Recreation Hall at Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1925 
Image  1925,   A black and white photograph of the recreation hall. Built in 1917, the recreation hall was for the use of the soldiers when the hospital was used by the military. In this picture the Recreation Hall is part of the Ontario Hospital Whitby facility.
East Pavilion, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1921-1922 
Image  c.1921-22,   A black and white photograph of the east pavilion at Ontario Hospital Whitby shortly after completion. The building shown in this photograph is one of the two acute hospitals, known as pavilions, that were officially opened by Ontario Premier, E.C. Drury on July 25, 1922.
Nurses' Residences, Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1923 
Image  1923,   A black and white photograph of two Nurses' Residences at Whitby Military Convalescent Hospital. The two nurses' residences shown in this photograph were officially opened by Mrs. W.J. Hanna on August 15, 1923. They were called the "Lena Davis Home" and the "Naomi Barker Home" after nurses who...
Staff Houses Looking East from the Recreation Hall, 1925 
Image  1925,   ...These staff houses were built in 1920....
Dining Hall at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1920 
Image  c.1920,   A black and white fold out photographic post card of the Dining Hall at Ontario Hospital Whitby. Bottom Left: Ontario Hospital, Whitby, Ont.
Nurses' Residences, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1924 
Image  c.1924,   A black and white photograph of the two nurses residences, at Ontario Hospital Whitby. Two Nurses' Residences were officially opened by Mrs. W.j. Hanna on August 15, 1923. They were called the "Lena Davis Home" and the "Naomi Barker Home" after two nurses who died during the First World War. They...
Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1924 
Image  c.1924,   A black and white fold out photographic post card of various buildings at Ontario Hospital Whitby. Top Left: Ontario Hospital, Whitby, Ont.
First Student Nurses at Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1920 
ImageMysteries:  1920,   A black and white photograph of the first student nurses at Ontario Hospital Whitby. This photo was taken in front of one of the infirmaries. Back Row: Elsie Torrance, Stella Ford, Jessie Powell, Unidentified, Annie McKinnon, Beatrice Cottingham, Unidentified, Catherine Deemert, Cora Little,...
School of Nursing Graduates, 1921 
Image  July 25, 1922,   A black and white photograph of a graduating class at the School of Nursing at Ontario Hospital Whitby. Left to Right: Stella Ford, Miss Gertrude Bryan (Director of nursing), Catherine Deemert.
Miss Bryan and Two Graduates of the School of Nursing, 1925 
Image  1925,   A black and white photograph of a graduation class of the School of Nursing Ontario Hospital Whitby. Left to Right: Susan Mary Booth, Miss Gertrude Bryan (Director of Nursing), Eva Hennessy.
Graduating Class at School of Nursing, Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1926 
ImageMysteries:  June 2, 1926,   A black and white photograph of a School of Nursing class at Ontario Hospital Whitby. This photo was taken in front of the nurses' residence. Back Row: Luella Swerdfeger, Ann Mary O'Gorman, Maude Warrender, Grace Northey, Loretta Doolittle, Unidentified, Clarissa Pearl Cale, Ada Leadbeater, Fern...
School of Nursing Graduates, 1927 
ImageComments:  June 22, 1927,   A black and white photograph of School of Nursing Graduates at the Ontario Hospital, Whitby. This picture was taken in front of the nurses' residence. The third person from the left is Miss Gertrude Bryan, Superintendent of Nursing from 1921 to 1932. Please see list of names in the comments...
School of Nursing Graduates at Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1928 
Image  May 30, 1928,   A black and white photograph of Nursing Graduates at the Ontario Hospital, Whitby. In the background is the nurses' residence. At far right is Miss Gertude Bryan, Superintendent of Nurses from 1921 to 1932. Third from the right is Myrtle Wilson. Back Row: Hazel Heath, Stirling; Agnes Webster,...
School of Nursing Graduates, Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1929 
ImageComments:  June 5, 1929,   A black and white photograph of Nursing Graduates at the Ontario Hospital Whitby. This picture was taken in front of the nurses' residence. Back Row: Edna M. Elliot, Wooler, Ont; Lucy R. Cournoyea, Tweed; Vera G. Edwards, Simcoe; Florence L. Harris, Orono; Edna M. Haggerty, Frankford; Kathleen A....
Infirmary Ward (Interior View), Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1920 
Image  c.1920,   A black and white photograph of the inside of the infirmary ward at Ontario Hospital Whitby. This photograph was taken shortly after the psychiatric hospital was reopened in 1920.
Recreation Hall, Nurses' Residence and Pavilion at Ontario Hospital Whitby Looking West, 1923 
Image  1923,   A black and white proof photograph for a post card of Ontario Hospital Whitby looking west. This photo shows the Recreation Hall, Nurses' Residences and Pavilion. The recreation hall was built in 1917. The printed version of this card is Photo No. 13-001-060.
Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1923 
Image  1923,   A black and white photograph of the Ontario Hospital Whitby. This shows the Dining Hall, Infirmary and cottages looking east. The recreation hall was built in 1917. The printed version of this card is Photo No. 13-001-061. From 1917-1919 this facility was the Military Convalescent Hospital....
Cottages and Infirmary at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1923 
Image  c.1923,   A black and white photograph of Ontario Hospital Whitby. This view is looking east, with the men's infirmary at right, and a cottage at left.
Staff Cottages, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1923 
Image  c.1923,   A black and white photograph of staff cottages at Ontario Hospital Whitby, looking from the back of the recreation hall, along the road leading to Whitby Harbour. Bottom Right: Ontario Hospital, Whitby, Ont.
Barn at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1925 
Image  c.1925,   A black and white photograph of the barn at Ontario Hospital Whitby. The Barn was built in 1919 for the Ontario Hospital at the south-east corner of Base Line and Farm Road. It was one of the largest barns in the province. It was destroyed by fire on November 4, 1976. Bottom Left: Hospital barn,...
Annex Buildings, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1923 
Image  c.1923,   A black and white photograph of the Annex buildings at Ontario Hospital Whitby. These buildings were constructed in 1917 or 1918 at the end of the hospital complex. The west building was demolished around 1961 and the east annex was demolished in 1970. Bottom Right: Ontario Hospital, Whitby, Ont.
Ontario Hospital Kitchen Interior, 1926 
Image  1926,   A black and white photograph of the kitchen interior at Ontario Hospital Whitby. "Interior of a typical kitchen, Ontario Hospital, Whitby, for each dining section. The red tile floor and dado and painted plaster walls and ceiling, the abundant light and ventilation and the modern mechanical...
Patients' Dining Room at Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1926 
Image  1926,   A black and white photograph of the patients' dining room at Ontario Hospital Whitby. "Interior view of a typical patients' dining room, Ontario Hospital, Whitby. This is one of eight similar rooms forming a dining centre for a group of eight cottages. This accommodation is provided for each sex...
Ontario Hospital Infirmary Ward, 1926
 
Image  1926,   A black and white photograph of the Ontario Hospital Whitby infirmary ward. "Interior of a typical Infirmary Ward, Ontario Hospital, Whitby. The bright and pleasant and sanitary surroundings here illustrated are conducive to quick recovery of sick patients. The beds and other furniture shown are...
Dairy Barn Looking East, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1923 
Image  c.1923,   A black and white photograph of the Dairy Barn at Ontario Hospital Whitby looking east. The barn was built in 1919 and destroyed by fire on November 4, 1976. Bottom Right: 337
Farm Buildings, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1923 
Image  c.1923,   A black and white photograph of the farm buildings at Ontario Hospital Whitby.
Dairy Barn at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1923 
Image  c.1923,   A black and white photograph of the dairy barn at Ontario Hospital Whitby. This photo looks south from Victoria Street. Bottom Left: 355
Piggery, Ontario Hospital, c.1923 
Image  c.1923,   A black and white photograph of the pig houses at Ontario Hospital Whitby. Bottom Right: 346
Farm Road Looking North, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1923 
Image  c.1923,   A black and white photograph of farm road looking north. Bottom Right: 336
Power House at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1923 
Image  c.1923,   A black and white photograph of the Power House at Ontario Hospital Whitby.
Recreation Hall, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1920s 
Image  c.1920s,   A black and white photograph of the Recreation Hall at Ontario Hospital Whitby in winter.
Annex Building, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1920 
Image  c.1920,   A black and white photograph of one of the annex buildings at Ontario Hospital Whitby.
Operating Room at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1920 
Image  c.1920,   A black and white photograph of the operating room at Ontario Hospital Whitby including some operating equipment.
Laboratory at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1920 
Image  c.1920,   A black and white photograph of the laboratory at Ontario Hospital Whitby.
Operating Room at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1920 
Image  c.1920,   A black and white photograph of the operating room at Ontario Hospital Whitby.
Gertrude Bryan, Director of Nursing, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1925 
Image  c.1925,   ... Hopkins Hospital, New York. When the Ontario Hospital opened at Whitby in 1916, she joined the nursing staff. She became director of the Nursing School from 1920 to 1932 when she went to the Ontario Hospital at Cobourg. She retired to Whitby, where she died in 1961 at the age of 89. She is buried...
Actors on Stage, Ontario Hospital, c.1922 
Image  c.1922,   A black and white photograph of children performers on the stage in the Ontario Hospital Recreation Hall.
School of Nursing Graduates at Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1928 
Image  May 30, 1928,   A black and white photograph of nurses at Ontario Hospital Whitby holding flowers. At far right in the front row is Myrtle Wilson and third from the right is Miss Gertrude Bryan. Left to right: Hazel Heath, Stirling; Agnes Webster, Oshawa; Stella Wickens, Stirling; Leah T. Shorey, Milton; Myrtle...
Cottage, Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1921 
Image  1921,   ...A black and white photograph of one of the cottages shortly after the hospital was reopened as a psychiatric hospital in 1920. Flowers are growing in boxes on the verandah....

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