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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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,   A black and white photograph of staff housing at the Whitby Military Convalescent Hospital. In the background is the Whitby Harbour Basin. 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....
School of Nursing Graduates, Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1930 
Image  June 4, 1930,   A black and white photograph of Nursing Graduates at the Ontario Hospital Whitby. This picture was taken in front of the nurses' residence. The sixth person on the left in the front row is Miss Gertrude Bryan who was the Superintendent of Nurses from 1921 to 1932. Back Row: Donna Hudson,...
School of Nursing Graduates, Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1931 
Image  June 5, 1931,   A black and white photograph of Nursing Graduates at the Ontario Hospital Whitby. This picture was taken in front of the nurses' residence. The fourth person in the front row is Miss Gertrude Bryan who was the Superintendent of Nurses from 1921 to 1932. Back Row: Mary Josephine Moore, Admaston...
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, 1934 
ImageMysteries:  August 29, 1934,   A black and white photograph of Nursing Graduates at the Ontario Hospital Whitby. The fourth person from the left in the front row is Miss N.D. Fidler, Superintendent of Nurses. In 1934 the graduating classes of 1934 and 1935 graduated on the same day prior to a temporary closing of the School...
School of Nursing Graduates Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1935 
ImageMysteries:  August 29, 1934,   A black and white photograph of Nursing Graduates at Ontario Hospital Whitby. There are a number of trees in the background. The fourth person from the left in the front row is Miss N.D. Fidler, Superintendent of Nurses. The graduating classes of 1934 and 1935 graduated on the same day prior to...
School of Nursing Graduates, Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1934-1935 
Image  August 29, 1934,   A black and white photograph of Nursing Graduates at Ontario Hospital Whitby. There are a number of trees in the background. The sixth person from the left in the front row is Miss N.D. Fidler, Superintendent of Nurses. Back Row: Annie Schickler, Harcourt; Audrey Alice Fleischer, Stouffville;...
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),...
Nurses West Pier at Harbour, 1938 
Image  1938,   A black and white photograph of nurses from Ontario Hospital Whitby standing on the west pier at Whitby Harbour. In the background is the lake and Old Whitby lighthouse. Pictured left to right are: Isabelle McQuigge, Edna Rigby, Mary Matheson, Peggy Davy, Irene Hagerman.
Nurses on West Pier at Whitby Harbour, 1938 
Image  1938,   A black and white photograph of four nurses from Ontario Hospital Whitby on the west pier at the Whitby Harbour. From left to right are: Isabella McQuigge, Peggy Davey, Irene Hagerman, Edna Rigby.
Four Nurses Sitting on Western Breakwater at Whitby Harbour, 1938 
Image  1938,   A black and white photograph of four unidentified nurses sitting on the western breakwater (jetty) on the west pier at the Whitby Harbour. The lighthouse can be seen in the background.
Four Male Nurses at Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1939 
Image  1939,   A black and white photograph of four male nurses at Ontario Hospital Whitby. From left to right: Halliday, Percy Clarke, Albert Nye, Arnold Raison. 13-001-086
Unidentified Male Nurses at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1938 
Image  c.1938,   A black and white photograph of twelve (12) unidentified male nurses at Ontario Hospital Whitby. 13-001-087
Ten Male Nurses at Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1940 
ImageMysteries:  1940,   A black and white photograph of ten (10) male nurses at Ontario Hospital - Whitby. From left to right: Arnold Raison, Holliday, unidentified, unidentified, Edward Summerly, Percy Clarke, Albert Nye, Jim Sellers, Jack, Clovis Baillargeon, Russ Hardick.
West Infirmary Building, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1935 
Image  c.1935,   A black and white photograph of the west infirmary building at Ontario Hospital, Whitby. This building was constructed in 1916. It was the male infirmary until the hospital was reorganized in 1972.
Four Nurses at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1935 
ImageMysteries:  c.1935,   A black and white photograph of a group of four (4) unidentified nurses at Ontario Hospital Whitby. Behind the nurses are the two annex buildings. The annex buildings in this photograph were demolished in the 1960s.
Two Doctors at Ontario Hospital Whitby c.1935 
Image  c.1935,   A black and white photograph of two (2) doctors at Ontario Hospital, Whitby. From left to right are Dr. Mitchell and Dr. William Cardwell.
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.
Bowling Alley, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1918 
Image  1918,   A black and white photograph of the bowling alley in the basement of the recreation hall. The bowling alley was built for the Military Convalescent Hospital in 1917.
Cottages at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1918 
Image  1918,   A black and white photograph of cottages at the Military Convalescent Hospital. This view is looking north-west from the roof of the men's infirmary. Bottom: Military Convalescent Hospital, Whitby, Ont. Canada
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.
Women's Infirmary (looking west), Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1930 
Image  c.1930,   A black and white photograph of the women's infirmary at Ontario Hospital. The men's infirmary can be seen in the background. The infirmaries at Ontario Hospital were built in 1916. Top Left: Ontario Hospital, Whitby, Ont.
Dining Hall (Exterior), Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1930 
Image  c.1930,   A black and white photograph of the dining hall at Ontario Hospital Whitby.
Train at Ontario Hospital, c.1916 
Image  c.1916,   A black and white photograph of a Toronto street car converted into a railway locomotive. This view shows the locomotive behind one of the cottages at Ontario Hospital Whitby. This locomotive ran on a track between the Whitby Junction Station and the Ontario Hospital Whitby. The tracks were...
Recreation Hall and Cottages looking west from roof of Power House, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of the Military Convalescent Hospital (later known as Ontario Hospital Whitby) looking west from the roof of the power house on the west side of Gordon Street. At left is the recreation hall. The recreation hall was built in 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...
Dining Hall at Military Convalescent Hospital (later known as Ontario Hospital Whitby), c.1917-1918 
ImageMysteries:  c.1917-1918,   A black and white photograph of the dining halls at the Military Convalescent Hospital (later known as Ontario Hospital Whitby) complex. This photograph shows three dining halls at the hospital shortly after completion. There were two sets of dining halls in the centre of the complex.
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...

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