John Bright, 1908
Unknown, Photographer
Media Type
Item Type
A black and white portrait photograph of John Bright.
John Bright was born at Raglan (located north of Oshawa) on August 8, 1865 and was a farmer for many years at Myrtle Station specializing in the breeding of shorthorn cattle and Clydesdale horses. He was a director of the Ontario Winter Fair at Guelph from 1900 to 1917 and President of the Central Canada Fair at Ottawa in 1916. From 1898 to 1902 he was a member of the Whitby Township council and he was Reeve of Whitby township from 1903-1907. In 1907 he was Warden of Ontario County. He was appointed Dominion Livestock Commissioner and moved to Ottawa in 1912. He was prominent in the establishment of the bacon industry in Canada and he worked on community breeding of horses by the establishment of horse breeders' clubs to develop breeding on well-defined and uniform lines. He died at Ottawa on April 22, 1917 and is buried at Groveside Cemetery, Brooklin.

This photo was printed in "The Farmer's Advocate" on February 27, 1908.
Date of Original
Width: 3.5 cm
Height: 4 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 3.5cm
Image Height: 4cm
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.00012 Longitude: -78.96627
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian copyright law. No restrictions on use.
Reproduction Notes
Scanned from a copy negative.
Whitby Public Library
Agency street/mail address:

405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

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John Bright, 1908

A black and white portrait photograph of John Bright.