Location of this Carleton Place Picture? Oh Where Can My Baby Be?


Photos from The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum




I photo shopped the picture and wondered if it could be Smiths Falls


Photo Ottawa Journal Archives

This is an original photograph depicting a parade with a triumphal arch. But here’s the tricky part…. we are unable to determine if the photograph was taken in Carleton Place as the street is unrecognizable! The information we do have is that the photograph was taken by Peden‘s Portraits, between 1891-1893, and that in the bottom right corner of the photograph is a storefront window that appears to say “H. W_____ Jewelers.” Also, note the steeple-like building in the distance (top right)
Help us find out where this photograph was taken, Carleton Place or otherwise! If you want to take a closer look, drop by the museum today and see the original!-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


Here on Bridge Street?– the west side, between College and Emily/Elgin Street. No date, but c.1950. The occasion was an Orange Day parade, and landmarks include a barber shop, Chinese Laundry, the Roxy Theatre, and Carleton Lunch Bar.

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Or on the left hand side here? Thoughts?




And the Carleton Place Citizens Band Played On For Leah Bryce – Jean Craig — Irene Chamney– and Ruth Brown

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

2 responses »

  1. Last picture – left hand side – the Queens – porch roof, back in the day – next to it the stone corner of what was Woodcock’s Bakery?


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