Russell’s Restaurant or Staff from the Russsell Hotel?

Russell’s Restaurant or Staff from the Russsell Hotel?


russell-rest08.jpgWith photo files from Charles Dobie

The photos on this page were found in the same envelope and were purchased at a flea market in Smiths Falls, Ontario, summer of 2004. None of the people are identified, and indeed, the only identification is the “Russell Restaurant” sign. The people standing in front of the restaurant are obviously members of the staff, and the man in the suit (second photo) must be the owner.

The sale of wine and beer in the restaurant surprised me – didn’t Canada have prohibition?

CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa CitizenOttawa, Ontario, Canada07 Apr 1921, Thu•Page 9

So years ago I documented these photos thinking similar to Charles Dobie— it was from Russell, Ontario, but no, it was not from Russell. There was a Russell’s Restaurant from Owen Sound, Ontario but not much else. The more I searched, the more I found nothing and I just…

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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.

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