Photographs of places and people in and around Deseronto

Collection Items

Rainbow Protex trade show stand
William MacDonald Mackintosh (on the right) with a trade-show stand for the Rainbow Protex Company. The firm manufactured auto top dressing and boot polish. Its works were in Deseronto. Mackintosh was a chemist who worked with waterproofing, textiles…

Mosier children in Deseronto
This photograph shows Roy, Ruth, Audrey and Vernon Mosier (all siblings). It was taken in Deseronto c.1926-1927.

Bay View Ranche
Copy of a photograph of Bay View Ranche, the Rathbun family's experimental farm to the north of Deseronto, Ontario, now Fingland's Farm. The large brick house on the left of the shot burnt down in around 1906. In the centre are horse stables and a…

1937 Cadillac LaSalle ambulance
Scanned copy of a photograph of the Deseronto Fire Department's ambulance, a 1937 Cadillac LaSalle. The vehicle has now been repainted as a US Army ambulance and is currently owned by David Bosco, who lives in France and who provided this photograph.

Deseronto's Fast Seven, A.D. 1910
Photograph of Deseronto's hockey team of 1910, "won 6, lost 1".
Back row: J. H. Wonnacott, secretary-treasurer; Rev. A. H. Creegan, vice-president; Alex. Therrien, P. J. Johnson, George Houle, executive committee; R. J. S. Dewar, president.

William Purvis
Photograph of William Purvis (on right) and a colleague, standing next to the Deseronto Utilities Commission vehicle beside the pump house by the waterfront in Deseronto, Ontario.

Photograph loaned for scanning by Purvis's granddaughter, Cathie…

Helena Purvis
Photograph of Helena Purvis in front of a car on Main Street, Deseronto, Ontario. The car's licence plate is 623N8.

Photograph loaned for scanning by Helena's daughter, Cathie Vick.

Cathie Murphy
Photograph of Cathie Vick (née Murphy), aged about four, on Main Street, Deseronto, Ontario. The photographer was looking to the south and the pump house and waterfront can be seen behind the child.

Loaned by Cathie Vick for scanning,

Group of schoolboy prize-winners
Studio portrait of a group of ten boys, all dressed alike. The boy in the centre of the front row is holding a small trophy. The boy immediately behind him has been identified as Fletcher Vick, but the identities of the other boys and the occasion…

Deseronto High School girls
Five unidentified Deseronto High School girls, dressed for gym.

Loaned for scanning by Cathie Vick, September 2010.
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