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Old Almonte Photo Collection — In Back of the D. W. Snedden Drugstore 1953

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Old Almonte Photo Collection — In Back of the D. W. Snedden Drugstore 1953
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April 1953 Almonte Gazette

While going through a box full of old photograph plates in the stockroom at the rear of D. W. Snedden’s drug store, Mr. Kenneth Johnson, who is an ardent amateur photographer, unearthed a treasure trove. Apparently the late M. R. MacFarlane, or one of his staff, followed the same hobby as Mr. Johnson. Those were the days of large cameras with glass plates almost as big as a school slate. And they made good pictures, too, as can be seen by the samples Mr. Johnson developed and which are now on display in Mr. Snedden’s drug store window. 

A reproduction of one of them appears on the top section of this page. The scenes developed from the old plates recall memories for the elder generation of this town and would be appreciated by out-of town readers of the Gazette who are no longer in the junior age group. 

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We see among them a picture of the late Dr. Hanley sitting in his buggy in front of M. R. MacFarlane’s residence on Church Street. He wears a hard-shell hat and the horse looks tired, like most doctors’ horses did in those days. 

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There are pictures of Dr, Oliver MacFarlane and Jack Taylor in the knee-length pants worn by children of that period; groups of women in long skirts and big hats of their time, few of them who can be identified; splendid scenes of the old stone bridge on Main Street, the churches of the town, the town hall, the Almonte Flour Mills with the railway bridge then supported by stone piers the old steel bridge with the arches, later to be replaced by the present one; up and down views of Elgin, Church and Country Streets, and, as the auction sale bills say, many others too numerous to mention. 

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One of the priceless pictures shows Mr. Porritt’s ancient automobile with young MacFarlane standing on the front seat. It is said to be the first horseless carriage to arrive in Almonte, and what it did to the horses can better be imagined than described. Maybe we’ll get around to printing a picture of it one of these days. The whole collection of pictures which Mr. Johnson has resurrected is most interesting and should be grouped, framed and placed in the public library or the council chamber.

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In the street scene printed above can be seen the edge of the late H. H. Cole’s store, Kelly’s Hotel which had been sold to a Mr, Me-Donald, Shorty Young’s shoe store and shoe shine, Patterson’s Drug Store, the Riddell & McAdam Building, then occupied by Wesley West; J. McKinnon’s, Shaw’s Hardware, John O’Reilly’s general store, and on the left— J . L. Hamilton, photographer, in the brick building later moved back from the street and occupied at that time as an office for Baird’s Mill, later to be used as an office for the P.U.C,, arid demolished some ten years ago; and in the distance, the clockless post office. The clock came about 1913. Read—The Mystery of the Almonte Post Office Clock –Five Minutes Fast and other Things….

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You can see a lot of these photos on almonte.com

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I am left with a handful of photos that were never discovered in a drawer. My sister Robin, myself, and my Mother Bernice Ethylene Crittenden Knight at Anita Vaughn’s cottage at Selby Lake.

 

It was a cold day in October of 1963 when I watched my father throw the contents of the piano bench into the burn barrel in the backyard. My Mother had died in September after being very sick for years, and I realize now that my Father was trying to get rid the past. Photos of my childhood, newspapers clippings and the family tree book that my Mother’s cousin Iveson Miller from Island Brook hand wrote for her rose to the sky in smoke and ashes.

As a child and even a young adult I never missed those photos or even thought about them twice, but for the last few decades I mourn what my late sister Robin and I lost. Both my parents were only children, and I no longer have snapshot evidence that our past existed because of my Father’s photographic purge.

 

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Some of the photos I collect
Judging from what I see at estate sales and auctions, more and more people are getting rid of old photos, as it seems they only want to keep the memories they represent, not the photos intact.  Family pictures are potent storehouses of long-forgotten memories and a key resource for future generations. So as most people know, I rescue photographs and memories of strangers.

One sunny Friday afternoon I rescued some things out of random boxes at the local flea market. The seller told me that the family of the deceased had left most of his belongings as discards on the street.

 

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Some of the photos I collect

 

There were mysterious French books and a host of other wonderful things all selling for a dollar each. What caught my eye was an old green cardboard box full of personal correspondence and photos. I could not wait to get home and start to do research about what I had found on the internet.

I found out that the box once had belonged to a *Professor John Hardy who had written a book about the study of Historians in the French Restoration. After reading some of his received correspondence I learned that he specialized in French Restoration History and had taught at Yale, UIC, and was renowned by historians everywhere.

 

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Some of the photos I collect

 

As I did more research, another professor, *David P. Stanley, had written a seven page obituary online about Professor Hardy, obviously out of the great respect he had for him. I was shocked when I read each page that Stanley had written, as it was everything I had envisioned about Professor Hardy, yet I had never met him. Yale University had headhunted him to teach after his first book, and he had almost completed a manuscript on Guizot that he just could not seem to hand in for publication.

So what happened to this treasured correspondence file? In the end I decided where its rightful place should be and I sent it to a former love interest of Hardy’s in the northwest that I had a photo of. There, his box of memories sits in privacy on a desk to be cherished by her forever.

Hardy’s manuscript about Guizot was never found and not a single soul knows where it is. I assume the old professor felt that no one would appreciate it and had hidden it away or gave to someone for safe keeping. But someone did care about the old professor and there will never be a day that will go by that I do not think about the late Professor and how I found his “messages in a bottle”. Every photo and every family item means something and the memories are priceless and last forever.
* Name has been changed for privacy reasons.

 

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Some of the photos I collect

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

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Tom Edwards Appleton Photos 1910-1920

Before the View Master — Found in a Crosby Lake Cottage

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Before the View Master — Found in a Crosby Lake Cottage

Stereographs consist of two nearly identical photographs or photomechanical prints, paired to produce the illusion of a single three-dimensional image, usually when viewed through a stereoscope. The Prints & Photographs Division’s holdings include images produced from the 1850s to the 1940s, with the bulk of the collection dating between 1870 and 1920. The online images feature cities and towns around the world, expeditions and expositions, industries, disasters, and portraits of Native Americans, presidents, and celebrities.

 

 

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 Melissa Marie found these 1893 Stereograph cards below in a cottage at Crosby Lake. What a find! See Crosby genealogy below.

 

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Photo- Melissa Marie

 

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Photo- Melissa Marie

 

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Photo- Melissa Marie

 

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Photo- Melissa Marie

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Photo- Melissa Marie

 

Dead Ringers –To Live and Die in Morbid Times

 

I found these Canadian Stereographs below at Public Archives

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Northern Railway Line 1890

Clipped from The Winnipeg Tribune,  21 Oct 1890, Tue,  Page 3

 

 

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Clipped from The American Settler,  13 Dec 1890, Sat,  Page 5

 

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Canadian Photographer S. J. Dixon Crossing the Whirlpool Rapids July 17 1891

 

Clipped from Pittsburgh Dispatch,  19 Jul 1891, Sun,  Page 6

 

 

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McCOMISH, George, m, October 14, 1891, 59 yrs., Perthshire Scotland,
cause – La Grippe, 7 months, Farmer, Infm. – John McCOMISH, Farmer,
North Crosby, (Leeds Co., O) 009222-92

STEDMAN, Mary Ann, f, January 1, 1892, 67 years, England, cause – Heart
Disease, Died suddenly, Wife of Nathaniel STEDMAN, Farmer, Infm. – Revd.
J.H.Stewart, Methodist Clergyman, of Newboro, North Crosby, (Leeds Co.)
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O’GRADY, Francis, m, January 4, 1892, 9 ½ yrs., North Crosby, cause –
Diptheria, about 1 wk., Son of Michael O’GRADY, Farmer, Infm. – Revd.
P.A. TWOHEY, R.C. Clergyman, North Crosby, (Leeds Co.) 009224-92

HOBAN, Thomas, m, January 5, 1892, 85 yrs., Ireland , cause – old age,
10 days, Farmer (formerly tailor), Infm. – Revd. P.A. TWOHEY, R.C.
Clergyman, North Crosby, (Leeds Co.) 009225-92

SEED, Stella Ray, f, January 26, 1892, 18 months, Elgin, South Crosby,
cause – Scarlet Fever, 5 days, Daughter of Moses SEED, Infm. – Moses
SEED, Telegraph operator, Westport, North Crosby, (Leeds Co.) 009226-92

HURLEY, Michael, m, March 1, 1892, 85 years, Ireland, cause – senility
(old age), 6 wks., Farmer, Infm. – Revd. P.A. TWOHEY, R.C. Clergyman,
North Crosby, (Leeds Co.) 009227-92

CLARK, Sarepta, f, February 10, 1892, 84 yrs. 10 mths., Glengary Co.
Ont., cause – Old Age, one month, Widow of Joel CLARK 11(?)deceased,
Infm. – James LAIDLAW, Farmer North Crosby, (Leeds Co.) 009228-92

McCANN, Alice, f, February 7 1892, 5 yrs. 9 mths., North Crosby, cause –
Diptheria, 8 dys., Daughter of Terrence McCANN, Farmer, Infm. – Revd.
P.A. TWOHEY, R.C. Clergyman, North Crosby, (Leeds Co.) 009229-92

MURPHY, Rose Ann, f, February 16, 1892, 59 yrs., Ireland, cause –
Pneumonia, 5 dys., Wife of Patrick MURPHY, Shoemaker, Infm. – Revd. P.A.
TWOHEY, R.C. Clergyman, North Crosby, (Leeds Co.) 009230-92

BELL, Abraham, m, February 19, 1892, 84 yrs., Ireland, cause –
Congestion of the Lungs, 4 dys., Farmer, Infm. – Revd. J.H.Stewart,
Methodist Clergyman, of Newboro, North Crosby, (Leeds Co.) 009231-92

AHEARN, Johanna, f, February 23, 1892, 37 yrs., North Crosby, cause –
Consumption, 6 mths., Daughter of Martin AHEARN, Farmer, Infm. – Revd.
P.A. TWOHEY, R.C. Clergyman of Westport, North Crosby, (Leeds Co.)
009232-92

HOBAN, Dennis, m, March 2, 1892, 2 2/3 yrs. North Crosby, cause –
Inflamation of Lungs, 2 wks., Son of John HOBAN, pedlar, Infm. – Revd.
P.A. TWOHEY, R.C. Clergyman of Westport, North Crosby, (Leeds Co.)
009233-92

GRANT, Thomas, m, March 12, 1892, 24 yrs., 11 mths., North Crosby, cause
– Enteritis, 10 dys., Farmer, Infm. – Revd. P.A. TWOHEY, R.C. Clergyman
of Westport, North Crosby, (Leeds Co.) 009234-92

SMITH, Mary, f, April 18, 1892, 27 yrs., Burgess, Ont., cause – Milk
Fever, Farmer’s wife, Infm. – Revd. P.A. TWOHEY, R.C. Clergyman of
Westport, North Crosby, (Leeds Co.) 009235-92

MOORE, Tryphenia, f, May 24, 1892, 80 yrs. 4 mths., South Crosby, cause
– Gangrene& Old Age, Widow of late Allen MOORE, Farmer, Infm. – John
TAYLOR, Farmer, North Crosby, (Leeds Co.) 009236-92

CROWE, Martin, m, May 17, 1892, 25 yrs., Bedford Twp., cause Pulmonary
Consumption, about 9 mths., Laborer, Infm. – Revd. P.A. TWOHEY, R.C.
Clergyman of Westport, North Crosby, (Leeds Co.) 009237-92

GOWAN, Mary Jane, f, June 1, 1892, 6 yrs. 3 mths. 18 dys., Westport,
cause – Congestion of lungs & Bowels, 5 dys., Daughter of David GOWAN,
Brushmaker (?), Infm. – Mary GOWAN, Mother of deceased, North Crosby,
(Leeds Co.) 009238-92

HALLOREN, John, m, November 6, 1891, 23 yrs. 6 mths., North Crosby,
cause – Drowned in Crosby Lake – remains only found June 22, 1892,
Farmer, Remarks, As the body was only found on 22nd June there was no
proof of death sooner. Infm. . – Revd. P.A. TWOHEY, R.C. Clergyman of
Westport, North Crosby, (Leeds Co.) 009239-92

 

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

 

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Join us and learn about the history under your feet! This year’s St. James Cemetery Walk will take place Thursday October 19th and october 21– Museum Curator Jennfer Irwin will lead you through the gravestones and introduce you to some of our most memorable lost souls!
Be ready for a few surprises along the way….
This walk takes place in the dark on uneven ground. Please wear proper footwear and bring a small flashlight if you like.
Tickets available at the Museum, 267 Edmund Street. Two dates!!!
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OCT 28th
Downtown Carleton Place Halloween Trick or Treat Day–https://www.facebook.com/events/489742168060479/

Here we go Carleton Place– Mark Your Calendars–

October 28th The Occomores Valley Grante and Tile Event–730pm-1am Carleton Place arena-Stop by and pick up your tickets for our fundraiser dance for LAWS. They also have tickets for Hometown Hearts event at the Grand Hotel fundraiser

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Postmortem Photos– Family Economic Sacrifice?

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In the Victorian era families often took photos of dead loved ones posed to look alive, sometimes next to them and/or standing thanks to the use of support stands and straps. Variants include the painting of eyelids to appear open, hidden mothers holding dead children, the dead made to appear to stand. The post mortem photograph is a relic of a past that has been erased by modernity, and in that lost world, people had more direct and less mediated experiences with body fluids and less mediated (less medicated) experiences of death, with a lot more suffering.”

Photographers often tried to create portraits of the dead and the images to represent who they were alive, not dead, and so tried to make them appear alive. Some, especially children, were made to appear to be sleeping. Others were sat up, sometimes with eyes open. Some feature parents cradling their infant. During most of the Victorian period, photographs were not so prohibitively expensive that most people could only afford them once in a lifetime.

As a specialty item, a postmortem photograph was more expensive than an ordinary portrait. In part, this had to do with the unusual requirements of its making, as the photographer had to come to the subject rather than the other way around. However, this by itself could not have justified the high price of a postmortem picture. Photographers would charge extraordinary fees for a product which was desired with extraordinary fervour by their customers. Whatever the reason for the high fees, the commissioning of a postmortem photograph often involved an economic sacrifice.

The Ashford Zone blog said that you can tell death by blurred eyes and the visibility of a posing stand.  Some still argue against the idea that photographers  did not accomplish this with a small stand, but the exception sometimes proves the rule. The dead were sometimes made to stand and to look alive and conscious. However, this was done by forensic photographers, not memorial portrait makers.

 

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If you look closely you can see a base behind the girls feet in the photo above and a post would go up from that with clamps at the waist and neck and the clothing would be open at the back. The arms would have stiff wires running at the back to hold them in place. Also notice the strange placement of the hands. The pupils are painted on the closed eyelids.

The fact is, postmortem photographs like this were taken more than any other kind of photograph in the Victorian era –and in many cases these carefully arranged, meticulously staged pictures were the only ones ever taken of their subjects.

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (US

 

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Stories from a Photograph–The Class of 1944-1945

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Although the fighting was overseas, the repercussions of total war were felt in nearly all areas of the nation’s social, political, and economic life. Education was no exception.In elementary schools, high schools, and universities, the war affected enrolment, the availability of teachers and professors, lessons and curriculum, extracurricular activities, and student culture. It also brought militarized forms of student involvement and spurred patriotic fundraising, salvaging, saving, and thrift campaigns regarded as essential to the war effort at home. Through their education, children, youth, and young adults were taught lessons about the war’s meaning that allowed them to make sense of their role in this global conflict. Attention to documents and materials illustrating the war’s impact on education furthers our understanding of the Second World War.

 

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Photo from the Carleton Place Canadian files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum–I took this photo from one of the newspapers over a year and half ago.. I wish I knew where it came from so I could provide the hidden names.:(

 

Despite being far from the fields of battle, Canadian educational institutions were both directly and indirectly affected by the war. Thousands of students and recent graduates of high schools and universities rushed to enlist, their names carefully and proudly recorded by their alma mater. On a broader level, the conflict impacted the expansion of schooling and altered public perceptions of the role of education in society. The diversion of funds and government energies resulted in the cutting of courses, reductions in supplies and equipment, and postponed the construction of additional schools and facilities needed to accommodate increased enrolment. The war impacted practically every phase of the school curriculum and, at least for its duration, altered athletics, the activities of societies and clubs, and social events. At the same time, the manpower crisis affected teacher training and resulted in a teacher shortage.Wartime Canada

A reader sent me the short video that she took of a friend’s photo. This individual went to Carleton Place High School and still had this photo from 1944-1945. Because it was wartime she was one of the very few that could afford to buy one as money was short for most families. Hard to believe isn’t it? If you notice a lot of the boys were in uniform as it was mandatory to be in the cadets and wear your uniforms.

 

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                               Allan Lim (Courtesy of the Lim family)– from the Lim Family site

If you pause the video there is a tall Asian man in the back row on the left hand side. That would either be Allan or Bill Lim. Allan, keen to contribute to Canada’s war effort in the Second World War, joined the RCAF in 1942 at aged 18. He was the only Chinese man in his group of 27 pilot trainees. His brother, Bill, a chemical engineer, married Evelyn Yip, one of the few Chinese women to serve with the Canadian navy.

So that her children could continue in school rather than dropping out to work in the café (New York Cafe), Mrs. Lim (Helen) hired married women in town to help. They, in turn, were happy to be working. These women became wonderful friends of the family. I have placed links below to stories about the Lim family.

From one photo we found out another link to Carleton Place past. Please share your photos.. thank you.

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Why Were These Folks Facing Backwards?

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See the original source of the photograph on the Luminous Lint, where you can also read more about tintypes.

Why would a Victorian photographer take a picture like this? Why was this group facing the wrong way?  I first thought it was a  symbol of mourning. This tintype from 1880 was taken because it was a photograph to illustrate ladies hairstyles.

 

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So what’s my personal story about hair?

In the 60s when the musical Hair came out I was obsessed. So taken was I that I entered a contest to win a trip to New York City to see the musical on Broadway. Seeing I was about 16 one would wonder if I was too young-but things like that never deterred me. So as per contest rules I sent in a piece of my hair in an envelope- yes an envelope- I guess no one  cared about health rules in those days.

Did I win?

Of course not — but I did win a runner up prize. What was it you ask? It was a box of Clairol blonde hair dye. Guess who sponsored the contest?

Seems like it happened yesterday– but my aching back this morning tells me it wasn’t. LOL

 

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Hair Dressing Salon

The Hair Dressing Salon in Mr. McCaffrey’s building having fallen into his hands, William Chenett is prepared to execute hair dressing, hair dyeing, shaving, shampooing, the setting of razors, scissors, shears, etc.  Gentlemen’s and ladies’ curling particularly attended to.  He has spent a considerable park of the last 15 years in the leading establishments of New York, Montreal and Ottawa.  Hair restorative always on hand.

September 14, 1869.

 

 

Want to see more? Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News

 

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The Forgotten Photos of Carleton Place by Mike Jeays

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Remember this picture from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum? These were THE Carleton Place dudes sitting outside the old Bank of Nova Scotia in the 50s. Cut to 2006 and here are some recent dudes outside The Royal Bank next door below photographed by Mike Jeays. Things change in a flash of the eye, and that is why we have photographs- so we can remember.

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Last night in my blog about landmarks on Highway 7 I found pictures of the old Pond Motel to add to it. But, what was more interesting is what else was on the same page. A ton of great pictures by Mike Jeays. He has some great shots so here is the link to his site.

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Last Days of The Pond Motel 2010

This is what generations 50 years from now will find exciting to find just like I love that photo of the dudes from the 50s.  It will be future memories of Carleton Place that people can study. I picked a few of his pictures to share with you so we can all remember, but do go to his site and browse and remember.

 

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Chair in River 2012 ( the year it almost forgot to rain)

 

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Wrecked Snowmobile 2010

 

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Walkway 2010

 

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Waterside 2010

 

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Pigeons on Roof 2009 (pretty sure it is Dr.Johnson’s house)

 

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Flower Show St James Parish Hall? 2009

 

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Blacksmith cart 2007 Mill Street

 

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Magoo’s Cafe 2007

 

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Farmer’s Market Stalls 2007

 

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Queen’s Hotel sign 2007

 

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NO Swimming 2007

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Moore House 2007

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Moore House 2007

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Carleton Place Cinema 2007 – Help Support Misha’s Animal Fund 😦

 

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The Giant Tiger Mascot 2006 — Ketchup’s in the background!

 

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Bridge Street 2006 The Thai Chi group — Look how business names have changed in 10 years.

 

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Carleton Place sign 2006 — who remembers the arrow that sign once had?

A ton of great pictures by Mike Jeays. He has some great shots so here is the link to his site.

 

 

Pictures of You in Carleton Place — Life Before Selfies

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Finley and Maria McEwen and family by Willis of Carleton Place, ON – Cabinet Card

There were a few professional photographers in Carleton Place, but the most popular one to go to was George Willis. Ebenezer Duff, born 1845 in Beckwith Township, was also a photographer who worked with George Willis and later in Ottawa. Ebenezer was the  son of William Duff and Margaret Henderson who emigrated from the village of Bankfoot, Parish of Auchtergaven,Perthshire, Scotland. Duff was last known to be in Beckwith in 1871. George Willis loved taking pictures of children. Word on the street was that he would tell small children as he was taking the photo to “watch for the bird”. What no “Cheese”?

No one can say for sure who coined the phrase “say cheese” for use in getting people to smile, nor can we say with 100% certainty why that particular phrase was chosen as the smile spreader. The leading theory, however, as to the “why” of “say cheese” is that the “ch” sound causes one to position the teeth just so, and the long “ee” sound parts their lips, forming something close to a smile.

Why didn’t they smile in those old photographs? The most common reason cited for people not smiling in photographs in the Victorian era is blamed on dental hygiene. The most common cure for sick teeth during this time was to pull them out. There were no caps or other fixes to make chipped or broken teeth more aesthetically pleasing. So perhaps the reason tightly controlled mouths were considered more beautiful than beaming smiles in the Victorian era was in part due to dental hygiene.

Keep in mind too that daguerreotypes were expensive. The rich were more likely to be photographed than the poor, and even then, most families were only photographed on special occasions, perhaps only even once in a lifetime. The majority of these photographs were taken in a professional photography studio. There was nothing casual about photos taken then and the etiquette for formal occasions at that time was to act “prim and proper”. What was socially acceptable in photography during the Victorian era mirrored the beauty and etiquette standards of the times.  You wouldn’t want to pay all that money and have the one time you’re photographed in your lifetime showing you smiling like a drunkard!

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The above picture has been identified as Joseph Jacobs and Ann Jane McCarter, of Carleton Place.

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Sam by Willis of Carleton Place, ON 2 – Cabinet Card

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Adeline Poole 

Picture taken at C. C. Hilton, Carleton Place, Ont.

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