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 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.
Recreation Hall, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of the Recreation Hall at Military Convalescent Hospital shortly after its completion. The red tile blocks of which it was constructed, can clearly be seen. The recreation hall was built specially for the military forces at the hospital during the First World War. ...
Carpenters at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1914 
ImageMysteries:  c.1914,   A black and white photograph of carpenters at Ontario Hospital Whitby. From 1917-1919 this facility was used as a Military Convalescent Hospital. Bottom Right: Recreation Hall, Military Hospital, Whitby, Ont., Canada.
Ethelbert Cyril Rich, c.1932 
Image  c.1932,   A black and white photograph of Ethelbert Cyril Rich (1905-1933). Ethelbert Cyril Rich was born at Penge, near London, England in 1905 and came to Whitby with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ethelbert Rich in 1920. In 1923, he was hired as an attendant at the Ontario Hospital Whitby. Late on the night...
Aerial View of Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1934 
Image  1934,   A black and white aerial photograph of Ontario Hospital Whitby looking north-east from Lake Ontario. From: "The Hospitals of Ontario, A Short History, Hospital Divisions." Ontario Department of Health, 1934. Page 266. Bottom: Panoramic View, Ontario Hospital, Whitby
X-Ray Machine at Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1934 
Image  1934,   A black and white photograph of the x-ray machine at Ontario Hospital Whitby. From: The Hospitals of Ontario, A Short History, Hospital Divisions, Ontario Department of Health, 1934. Page 268. Bottom: X-Ray Installation, Ontario Hospital, Whitby
Infirmary and Summer Pavilion at Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1934 
Image  1934,   A black and white photograph of the Ontario Hospital's summer pavilion. It is the tent in front of the infirmary. From: The Hospitals of Ontario, A Short History, Hospital Divisions, Ontario Department of Health, 1934. Page 269.
Nurses' Residence, Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1934 
Image  1934,   A black and white photograph of the Nurses' residence at Ontario Hospital Whitby. The nurses' residence, the Naomi Barker Home and the Lena Davis Home, were built in 1923.
Dairy Herd and Barn, Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1934 
Image  1934,   A black and white photograph of a dairy herd (cows) and barn at Ontario Hospital Whitby. From: The Hospitals of Ontario, A Short History, Hospital Divisions, Ontario Department of Health, 1934. Page 271.
Infirmary Ward at Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1934 
Image  1934,   A black and white photograph of the Ontario Hospital's infirmary ward. From: The Hospitals of Ontario, A Short History, Hospital Divisions, Ontario Department of Health, 1934. Page 265.
Staff at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1940 
ImageMysteries:  c.1940,   A black and white photograph of several unidentified staff members at Ontario Hospital Whitby.
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.
Military Band, Dining Hall and Recreation Hall at Military Convalescent Hospital, c.1918 
Image  c.1918,   A black and white photograph of the recreation hall (at left) and the dining hall (at right). A military band is right of the automobile. Top: 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.
Flag Pole Ceremony November 11, 1930 at Ontario Hospital Whitby 
Image  November 11, 1930,   A black and white photograph of the dedication of the flag pole in front of the Administration Building at Ontario Hospital Whitby with a view looking south toward Lake Ontario from the front of the Administration Building. The dedication ceremony was held on 11 a.m. on Remembrance Day, 1930. It...
Ontario Hospital Aerial View, c.1930 
Image  c.1930,   A black and white aerial photograph of the Ontario Hospital Whitby looking north from Lake Ontario.
Ontario Hospital Aerial View, c.1930 
Image  c.1930,   A black and white aerial photograph of the Ontario Hospital Whitby looking north from Lake Ontario.
Man Standing in Front of Cottages, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1916 
Image  c.1916,   A black and white photograph of an unidentified man standing in a field of dirt in front of the cottages. There are horses pulling a plow at right. The land is not sodded.
Unidentified Man Standing in Front of Infirmary, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1916 
Image  c.1916,   A black and white photograph of an unidentified man standing in front of the infirmary at Ontario Hospital Whitby. The land has not yet been sodded.
Cooks at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1916 
Image  c.1916,   A black and white photograph of two unidentified cooks standing behind the dining hall at the Ontario Hospital.
Gertrude Bryan, Director of Nursing, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1925 
Image  c.1925,   A black and white photograph of Miss R. Gertrude Bryan seated at her desk. Miss R. Gertrude Bryan was born at Whitby in 1872. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Bryan. She trained as a nurse at the Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio from 1894 to 1896 under Miss Mary Hamer Greenwood,...
Staff at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1918 
Image  April 1918,   A black and white photograph of the staff at the Military Convalescent Hospital. Back Row: Unidentified, Unidentified, Unidentified, Wilfred Crawforth, Unidentified. Front Row: Unidentified, Unidentified, Unidentified, Unidentified, John Ridgley, Unidentified. Bottom: Staff, Whitby, Military...
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.

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