Series 128 - City Clerk's Photograph Collection

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City Clerk's Photograph Collection

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CA ON00372 128

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  • 1860-2006 (Creation)

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5 cm. of graphical material

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Series consists of photographs acquired by the Office of the City Clerk. Included are group photographs of City Councils for Fort William, Port Arthur and Thunder Bay from various years, photographs of children at sporting events and in school settings and portrait photographs of Aldermen, Mayors and City Clerks from various years. Also included in this series are early photographs of construction and development within the Thunder Bay region, photographs of accidents including train accidents and ship wrecks and a variety of early photographs showing the landscape of the region. Landscape photographs include images of industrial areas such as grain elevators, mills and mines in the district, Kakabeka Falls, views of the Kaministiquia River and Mount McKay, early street views of downtown Fort William and various railway bridges in the region, and photographs of the old Fort William City Hall.

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Photographs are various sizes. Colour photographs have been stored in the freezer for preservation purposes.

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Most photographs are available digitally at the Archives.

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