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Unveiling and Dedication of Kitchener Cenotaph by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable W.D. Ross, Esq. Victoria Day on 24 May 1929


Description
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Creator:
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Types:
Photographs
Panoramic photographs
Description:
Black and white, framed, panoramic photograph of a large public gathering celebrating both Victoria Day and the unveiling and dedication of the cenotaph in Kitchener's City Hall Square. The image is dated 24 May 1929. Depicted is a large crowd gathered in the streets, including the Mayor W.P. Clement. Kitchener City Hall and several notable businesses including the Dominion Bank, can be seen in the background.
Notes:
The following is an excerpt from the K-W Record, 29 May 1929: "Inside the roped enclosure places of honor were reserved for the mothers and wives of Kitchener's heroic dead, their comrades, the great war veterans, the representatives of the Daughters of the Empire and members of the city council. On the platform with the lieutenant governor were the regents of the local chapters of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire. Mrs. G.A. Heather, regent of the Princess of Wales Chapter being represented by the Vice Regent Mrs. Ephraim Erb.

Mr. Donald Matthews of Kitchener, identified the following people on March 24, 1988:
- last row on platform, second from right is Rev. H.M. Langford, pastor of St. John's Anglican Church
- first man on left from platform in uniform is Lt. Ray Gilliespie, a manual training teacher at Victoria School
-fourth man on left from platform in uniform and standing-at-ease is Walter Barrie of Barrie Glove on Ontario Street.
-first man left of color guard and cenotaph, facing photographer and hatless is Gordon Thompson; vault custodian at Waterloo Trust
- woman in white hat and coat with fur trim under the third right window of the far left building is Mrs. Maude Matthews. Little girl standing directly in front of her with brown coat and hat is her daughter, Margaret. Little boy standing in front of Mrs. Matthews on edge of street in brown shorts, jacket and hat is Donald Matthews.

Above information was prepared by Linda Brown-Kubisch, on March 29, 1988.

Ernest Denton was a photographer in Berlin/Kitchener from approximately 1912 to 1955. He operated photography studios at various locations in the city.
Inscriptions:
[Front] "Denton" Panoramic Photos 163 King St. West, Kitchener ONT." and "The Unveiling & Dedication of Cenotaph by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, The Hon. W.D. Ross, Esq. Victoria Day, May 24th, 1929. City Hall Square, Kitchener. W.P. Clement, Esq., Mayor."
Date of Original:
24 May 1929
Dimensions:
Width: 127 cm
Height: 25 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 121cm
Image Height: 19cm
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Heather, G.A. ; Erb, Ephraim ; Langford, Rev. H.M. ; Gilliespie, Ray ; Barrie, Walter ; Thompson, Gordon ; Matthews, Maude ; Matthews, Margaret ; Matthews, Donald
Corporate Name(s):
Dominion Bank City of Kitchener
Local identifier:
P001327
Collection:
Waterloo Historical Society
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4501 Longitude: -80.48299
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original:
Art Rack - Bay 2
Terms of Use:
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Unveiling and Dedication of Kitchener Cenotaph by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable W.D. Ross, Esq. Victoria Day on 24 May 1929


Black and white, framed, panoramic photograph of a large public gathering celebrating both Victoria Day and the unveiling and dedication of the cenotaph in Kitchener's City Hall Square. The image is dated 24 May 1929. Depicted is a large crowd gathered in the streets, including the Mayor W.P. Clement. Kitchener City Hall and several notable businesses including the Dominion Bank, can be seen in the background.