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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Nurses at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageComments:Mysteries:  1917,   A black and white photograph of eight nurses seated in two rows on the steps of one of the cottages at the military convalescent hospital.
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, 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....
School of Nursing Graduates, 1932 
ImageComments:  1932,   A black and white photograph of Nursing Graduates at the Ontario Hospital Whitby. An unidentified building is in the corner. The fourth person from the left in the front row is Miss Gertrude Bryan who was the Superintendent of Nurses from 1921 to 1932. Please see the comments for list of names.
School of Nursing Graduates, Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1940 
ImageComments:  October 30, 1940,   A black and white photograph of Nursing Graduates at Ontario Hospital Whitby. This picture was taken on the stage of the recreation hall. Back Row: Isabelle McQuigge, Clovis Baillargeon, Marguerite Cammack, Percy Clarke, Rita LaPlante, Russell Hardick, Miss R. Pearl Sharpe (Superintendent),...
Dr. Fletcher at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1938 
ImageComments:  c.1938,   A black and white photograph of Dr. Donald R. Fletcher, superintendent of the Ontario Hospital from 1934 to 1956 with male nursing student, Clovis Baillargeon, class of 1940.
Interior of a Cottage at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1918 
ImageComments:Mysteries:  1918,   A black and white photograph of soldiers playing checkers in front of a bay window in one of the cottages. This hospital was a military facility from 1917 to 1919. Bottom Left: COSY CORNER, MILITARY CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL, WHITBY ONT., CANADA.
Doctors Cottage, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1919 
ImageComments:  1919,   A black and white photograph of the doctors' cottage at the Military Convalescent Hospital.
Soldiers from Military Convalescent Hospital on Brock Street, March 1917 
ImageComments:Mysteries:  March 1917,   A black and white photograph of soldiers from the Military Convalescent Hospital at the corner of Brock Street and Dunlop Street. In the background at left is T. J. McCann's Grocery Store on the east side of Brock Street north of Dunlop Street. The Joseph Mitchell farm was located on the south...
Florence Lightle and Friend at Ontario Hospital, c.1927-1933 
ImageComments:  c. 1927-1933,   A black and white photograph Florence Lightle, the girl at left, and a unidentified friend standing in front of one of the Ontario Hospital cottages in the winter. Florence Lightle was a cook at the hospital from 1927 to 1933. Can you help us identify the girl on the right of this photograph?
Visit of the Duke of Devonshire, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageComments:Mysteries:  August 31, 1917,   A black and white photograph of the Governor General talking to the nurses at the hospital. On August 31, 1917, Sir Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire (and Governor General of Canada) visited the Military Convalescent Hospital at Whitby. As published in The Toronto Star...
Ontario Hospital Residence of the Superintendent, c.1927-1933 
ImageComments:  c. 1927-1933,   A black and white photograph of the superintendent's residence at the Ontario Hospital. The superintendent's residence was built about 1916 and was located in the centre of the Ontario Hospital complex.
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