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:...
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...
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...
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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