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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"Bayside" house with several people on the steps and on the porch 
Image  c.1896,   A black and white photograph of "Bayside" house. On the porch are: Joshua Crawforth, Ann Lydia Smith, Mary Adella Smith, Mary (Mrs. William) Thorndyke. On the steps are: Emma (Mrs. Joshua C.) Smith, Joshua Crawforth Smith. In front of the porch are: Susan Lucetta Smith, William Mark Smith,...
Barn Raising at "Bayside" 
Image  c.1901,   A black and white photograph of "Bayside" barn, located North of "Bayside" house. This picture shows the framework of the barn in the early stages of construction. The "Bayside" property was owned by William Gordon from 1838 to 1888. From 1888 until 1912, the farm was the home of John Smith. In...
John Smith's Barn at "Bayside" 
Image  August 1901,   A black and white photograph of "Bayside" barn, located north of "Bayside" house. This picture shows the completed barn. Several unidentified people are standing outside the barn and there is also a horse outside the barn. The "Bayside" property was owned from 1838 to 1888 by William Gordon. From...
Traveling Derrick at Building of Hospital 
Image  1913,   A black and white photograph of a traveling derrick on a narrow gauge railway. In the background are piles of pre-cast tile blocks. The men with the horses are: Harry "PUD" Watson and John Ridgley. The traveling derrick was used to transport materials during the building of the hospital.
Louis Northam Operating a Tractor in front of Cottages at Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1915 
Image  c.1915,   A black and white photograph of Louis Northam standing on an early model of a gasoline powered tractor. Behind him are the new cottages of the hospital. Louis Northam was a builder from Whitby.
Louis Northam on a tractor in front of Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1915 
Image  c.1915,   A black and white photograph of Louis Northam sitting on an early model of a gasoline powered tractor. Behind him are the new cottages of the hospital. Louis Northam was a builder from Whitby.
Workers with Concrete Mixer, Ontario Hospital Whitby, c.1916 
Image  c.1916,   A black and white photograph of construction workers with a concrete mixer and steam boiler in the field north of Ontario Hospital Whitby.
View from Recreation Hall, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of the undeveloped land between the recreation hall at Ontario Hospital Whitby and Lake Ontario. The pavilion and administration buildings were built on this land between 1921 and 1925.
North West View from Recreation Hall at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of the power house and ice house at the north end of the complex of hospital buildings. At right is the Whitby Harbour basin.
Eastern View from Recreation Hall, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  c.1917,   A black and white photograph of the orchard and former John Smith farm with Whitby Harbour in the background. At left is the John Smith barn built in 1901. At right is the "Bayside" home built in 1855 and demolished in 1978. In 1963, a school of nursing was built on this site. The "Bayside" home...
Infirmary and Dining Hall at Military Convalescent Hospital, c.1917 
Image  c.1917,   A black and white photograph of the the infirmary. This picture was during the time when the Military Convalescent Hospital was in operation.
Infirmary and Dining Hall at Military Convalescent Hospital, c.1917 
Image  c.1917,   A black and white photograph of the the infirmary. This picture was during the time when the Military Convalescent Hospital was in operation.
Soldiers Moving In, Military Convalescent Hospital, c.1917 
Image  c.1917,   A black and white photograph of soldiers moving into one of the cottages at the Military Convalescent Hospital. From 1917 to 1919 the facilities were used as a military convalescent hospital for soldiers wounded in the First World War.
Buildings at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  c.1917,   A black and white photograph of the Military Convalescent Hospital buildings during the final stages of construction in the summer of 1917. The view is looking north-west from the recreation hall.
Soldiers at Military Convalescent Hospital, c.1917 
Image  c.1917,   A black and white photograph of some of the soldiers sitting on the front steps of a cottage at the Ontario Hospital. This photograph was taken when the hospital was used by the military as a convalescent hospital from 1917 to 1919.
Carpenter Shop at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1918 
ImageMysteries:  1918,   A black and white photograph of unidentified men in the Military Convalescent Hospital carpenter shop. The carpenter shop was established at the military convalescent hospital as therapy for the soldiers during the period of 1917 to 1919.
Interior of Infirmary, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1918 
Image  1918,   A black and white photograph of the inside of the infirmary at the Military Convalescent Hospital. The nurse in charge is nursing sister MacDonald. The soldier in the wheel-chair is Mr. Lambe. The soldier beside the nurse at right is named Cunningham and the third soldier from the right is named...
Military Convalescent Hospital Train, 1918 
ImageMysteries:  1918,   A black and white photograph of the train which ran on a spur line from the Whitby Junction Station to the Military Convalescent Hospital. The railway car behind the engine is a converted Toronto Streetcar. This railway was built to bring visitors to the hospital when it was used by the Military...
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.
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.
Aerial View of Military Convalescent Hospital Looking West, 1919 
Image  1919,   A black and white aerial photograph of the Whitby Military Convalescent Hospital with the old John Smith farm and the powerhouse in the foreground. In the background is the Lynde Creek. Bottom: WHITBY HOSPITAL, WHITBY, ONT., TAKEN FROM AN AEROPLANE. COPYRIGHT CANADA, 1919. BY CANADIAN POST CARD...
Aerial View of Ontario Hospital Looking South East, 1929 
Image  1929,   A black and white aerial photograph of the Ontario Hospital Whitby and Whitby Harbour.
Aerial View of Ontario Hospital and Whitby Harbour, 1930 
Image  1930,   A black and white aerial photograph of Ontario Hospital Whitby and the Whitby Harbour.
Aerial View of Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1934 
Image  1934,   A black and white aerial photograph of the buildings and road pattern at Ontario Hospital Whitby. From 1917-1919 this facility was the Military Convalescent Hospital.
Recreation Hall at Ontario Hospital Whitby, 1925 
Image  1925,   A black and white photograph of the recreation hall. Built in 1917, the recreation hall was for the use of the soldiers when the hospital was used by the military. In this picture the Recreation Hall is part of the Ontario Hospital Whitby facility.
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.
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...

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