Photograph of militia, King Street East, Colborne, Cramahe Township
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- Lantern slides
- See the publication - How Firm a Foundation: A History of the Township of Cramahe and the Village of Colborne in Cramahe's Digital Archives (3bk), p.80 for the publication of this image. Photo caption reads: "Militia drilling in Colborne's wide main street, King Street, East, prior to 1870."
Photograph reproduced from a lantern slide. Signage on one storefront reads: G.N. Gordon ; Cheap Groceries
The storefront sign on the extreme right is illegible on the digital image in the Archives collection.
- Comment submitted 15 October 2013: "I don't think there is any question that G. N. Gordon is George Nelson Gordon (1819-1880), a tinsmith who is listed in Cramahe/Colborne censuses for 1861 and 1871. There is no other G. N. Gordon in any Cramahe census. Gordon's family seems to have been closely associated with the family of Daniel Dailey (1803-1889), but exactly how I haven't been able to pin down. I know that Dailey's sons Nathan and Napoleon sold a third share in some property they owned to Gordon in 1874, Nathan and Gordon's son James were both married in Colborne on the same day in 1878, and the Daileys and Gordons are adjacent to each other in the 1871 census. I bring this up because Dailey was a grocer. I wonder if the "Cheap Groceries" sign isn't on his store. ..."
- Date of Original:
- ca. 1860
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- Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
- Copyright Holder:
- Copyright, public domain: Cramahe Township Public Library owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image.
Cramahe Township Public Library
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Colborne, ON K0K 1S0