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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Recreation Room at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1918 
Image  1918,   A black and white photograph of unidentified soldiers gathered around a pool table in a recreation room of one of the Military Convalescent Hospital cottages. The hospital was a convalescent home for First World War soldiers from 1917 to 1919. Bottom Left Corner: RECREATION ROOM, MILITARY...
Physical Training for Soldiers at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1918 
Image  1918,   A black and white photograph of unidentified soldiers doing physical exercises. In the background is the old John Smith barn. The hospital was a convalescent home for soldiers of the Great War from 1917 to 1919. This picture was taken looking east from one of the cottages. Bottom Left Corner:...
Dormitory, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1918 
Image  c.1918,   A black and white photographic postcard of a dormitory in one of the annex buildings when it was occupied by soldiers during the First World War. The hospital was a convalescent home for First World War soldiers from 1917 to 1919. There were two annex buildings at the hospital and they were...
Soldiers and Nurses at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  1917,   A black and white photograph of nurses and soldiers seated on the steps of one of the cottages at the military convalescent hospital.
Officers at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  1917,   A black and white photograph of two military officers standing on the steps of one of the cottages at the military hospital. The Military Hospital later became known as Ontario Hospital Whitby and then became known as Whitby Psychiatric Hospital, a mental health facility in Whitby, Ontario. Only...
Group of Unidentified Soldiers and a Nurse at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  1917,   A black and white photograph of a nurse and eleven unidentified soldiers on the steps of one of the cottages at the military hospital. The Military Hospital later became known as Ontario Hospital Whitby and then became known as Whitby Psychiatric Hospital, a mental health facility in Whitby,...
Vernon Storey and Commanding Officer, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of Vernon Storey, a soldier at the military hospital, and Captain Arthur Wright, commanding officer of the hospital, standing on the steps of one of the cottages.
Several Unidentified Solders on the Steps of a Cottage at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  March 1917,   A black and white photograph of soldiers standing on the steps of one of the cottages at the Military Convalescent Hospital. This photo was published in The Toronto Sunday World, April 1, 1917 Bottom: Returned soldiers who are studying at the Whitby, Ont, Military Convalescent Hospital to become...
Soldiers at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  March 1917,   A black and white photograph of a group of patients seated on the veranda of one of the cottages at the Military Convalescent Hospital. As published in The Toronto Sunday World, April 1, 1917. Bottom: A group of patients at the new Whitby Hospital on the veranda of one of the cottages. Here every...
Visit of the Duke of Devonshire, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  August 31, 1917,   A black and white photograph of troops lined up for inspection by the Governor General. On August 31, 1917, Sir Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire (who at that time was Governor General of Canada) visited the Military Hospital at Whitby. As published in The Toronto Star...
Soldiers Playing Cards at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  March 1917,   A black and white photograph of unidentified soldiers playing cards at the Military Convalescent Hospital. As published in Toronto Sunday World, April 1, 1917. Bottom: A friendly game in which several returned soldiers are interested at the Whitby, Ont., Military Convalescent Hospital.
Massage Room at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  March 1917,   A black and white photograph of unidentified soldiers under massage treatment for their ailments at the Military Convalescent Hospital. From The Toronto Sunday World, April 1, 1917. Bottom: In the massage room of the splendid new hospital at Whitby, Ont., three patients undergoing treatment for...
Female students practicing massage treatments at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  March 1917,   A black and white photograph of women students from Toronto providing massage treatments to soldiers at the Military Convalescent Hospital. This photograph was printed in the Toronto Sunday World newspaper on April 1, 1917.
Dormitories at Military Convalescent Hospital, c.1917-1918 
ImageMysteries:  c.1917-1918,   A black and white photograph of the frame dormitories built at the north end of the Military Convalescent Hospital (later known as Ontario Hospital Whitby) complex. Unidentified soldiers can be seen in the doorway of the building at right. The building at left was demolished in the 1960s. The...
Cottages at Military Convalescent Hospital (later known as Ontario Hospital Whitby), c.1917-1918 
Image  c.1917-1918,   A black and white photograph of cottages at the Military Convalescent Hospital (later known as Ontario Hospital Whitby). This is a general view of the cottages from the recreation hall showing unidentified soldiers and red cross ambulances. Bottom: Cottages at Military Convalescent Hospital...
Soldiers with musical instruments on stage at Military Convalescent Hospital, c.1917 
ImageMysteries:  c.1917,   A black and white photograph of the Military Convalescent Hospital band, shown on the stage of the recreation hall. The Ontario Hospital was used as a military convalescent hospital from 1917 to 1919. The recreation hall was built in 1917.
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.
Canteen at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1918 
ImageMysteries:  1918,   A black and white photograph of soldiers sitting in chairs at the canteen in the basement of the recreation hall at the Military Convalescent Hospital. The recreation hall was built in 1917. Bottom Left: CANTEEN, MILITARY CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL, WHITBY ONT., CANADA.
Soldier with With Model House at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1918 
Image  c.1918,   A black and white photograph of Wasyl Hunka standing beside a model of a house. Wasyl built this model. Woodworking and carpentry were therapeutic tools for rehabilitating wounded soldiers at the Military Hospital. Bottom: HANDIWORK OF A RETURNED SOLDIER, MILITARY CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL, WHITBY,...
Nurses and Patients at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1919 
ImageMysteries:  1919,   A black and white photograph of nurses and patients at the Military Convalescent Hospital. This picture was taken on the steps of one of the cottages.
Soldiers at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1919 
ImageMysteries:  1919,   A black and white photograph of soldiers at the Military Convalescent Hospital. The man with the cane at the centre is Lt. Col. C. E. Cooper Cole. His wife is the woman standing right. The baby is his son, Thomas Cole.
Soldiers and Nurses at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1919 
ImageMysteries:  1919,   A black and white photograph of soldiers and nurses at the Military Convalescent Hospital. The man with the cane at the centre is Lt. Col. C. E. Cooper Cole. Behind him is his wife. The baby is his son, Thomas Cole.
Soldiers and Nurses at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1919 
ImageMysteries:  1919,   A black and white photograph of soldiers and nurses on the steps of one of the cottages at the Military Convalescent Hospital. The man with the cane at the centre is Lt. Col. C. E. Cooper Cole. Behind him is his wife, Mrs. Cole. The baby is his son, Thomas Cole.
Clowns at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1919 
Image  1919,   A black and white photograph of soldiers dressed up as clowns for a carnival at the Military Convalescent Hospital.
Tug of War at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1919 
Image  1919,   A black and white photograph of a tug of war competition at the Military Convalescent Hospital.
Tug of War at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1919 
Image  1919,   A black and white photograph of a tug of war competition at the Military Convalescent Hospital. The wooden buildings in the background are barracks built in 1913. The barracks were built for the prisoners from the Guelph reformatory that built the hospital.
Band at Military Convalescent Hospital, c.1917 
ImageMysteries:  c. 1917,   A black and white photograph of the a band on the steps of a cottage at the Military Convalescent Hospital.
Recreation Hall at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1925 
ImageMysteries:  c. 1925,   A black and white photograph of several men in front of the Ontario Hospital recreation hall.
Cottage, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1940 
ImageMysteries:  c.1940,   A black and white photograph of a group of nurses in front of an Ontario Hospital cottage.
A Group at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1918 
ImageMysteries:  1918,   A black and white photograph of a group of cooks, soldiers and ladies, standing outside the kitchen door at the Military Convalescent Hospital. Bottom: illegible
Visit of the Duke of Devonshire, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  August 31, 1917,   A black and white newspaper print taken on the occasion of the Duke of Devonshire's visit to the Military Convalescent Hospital on August 31, 1917. At left, the Duke is pinning a D.C.M. on Corporal W.G. Smith. At right, the Duke is pinning a medal (or decoration) on Sergeant F.T. Fraser. On...
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...
Harold Boys 
Image    A black and white photograph of Harold Boys cut out from a newspaper then photographed. It is labeled "Harold Boys". This photograph was on the back of the first leaf of Alex Brown's album and located in the bottom right pocket. This leaf had 4 pockets for photos on each side. In the top left...
Photo of Soldiers at Military Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of soldiers at the Whitby Military Hospital. This photograph was on the back of the third leaf of Alex Brown's album and located in the top right pocket. This leaf had 4 pockets for photos on each side. In the top left pocket was a photo of a death notice for Joseph...
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...
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