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  • The Indispensable Tourist's and Wheelman's Guide to the Niagara District
    TextImage       Book: p.43, maps; size:22.2cm x 15cm Full title: "The Indispensable Tourist's and Wheelman's Guide to the Niagara District With Maps"
    TextImage     Book: p.43, maps; size:22.2cm x 15cm Full title: "The Indispensable Tourist's and Wheelman's Guide to the Niagara District With Maps"
  • Niagara Township Centennial History
    TextImage       A local history of Niagara Township, Ontario, published to celebrate Canada's Centennial year. Book with cardstock covers: p.111, ill.; size:15.5cm x 23.3cm Black and white photographs by different photographers (below in "Acknowledgments")
    TextImage     A local history of Niagara Township, Ontario, published to celebrate Canada's Centennial year. Book with cardstock covers: p.111, ill.; size:15.5cm x 23.3cm Black and white photographs by different photographers (below ...
  • Niagara Preserved and Restored
    Text       Full title: "Niagara Preserved and Restored. A Brief for the Realization of the Historical, Architectural and Cultural Values of the Town of Niagara in Ontario. J. LLOYD HUGHES, Chairman. GERALD NOXON, Secretary Historical Section of the Niagara Post War Planning Commission October, 1945" Book with cardstock covers: 22 p.; size:15.5cm ...
    Text     Full title: "Niagara Preserved and Restored. A Brief for the Realization of the Historical, Architectural and Cultural Values of the Town of Niagara in Ontario. J. LLOYD HUGHES, Chairman. GERALD ...
  • Visitor's Guide. Where to go, what to see & what to do in the first capital of Upper Canada.
    TextImage       Booklet with soft covers: 32 p.,ill.; size: 14cm x 21.8cm Foreword by W. N. Dick Wilbert N. Dick was the Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake from 1977 to 1985 CREDITS: Artist George Balbar, well-known Niagara artist who sketched cover and other illustrations. Artist Bonna Rouse Stonehouse Publications St. Catharines Standard (Fine ...
    TextImage     Booklet with soft covers: 32 p.,ill.; size: 14cm x 21.8cm Foreword by W. N. Dick Wilbert N. Dick was the Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake from 1977 to 1985 CREDITS: Artist ...
  • A Short History of the Township of Niagara : Touching Upon Transportation, Education and Municipal Affairs from 1793-1893
    Text       Book with cardboard covers: 79 p.; size: 15.6cm x 23cm.
    Text     Book with cardboard covers: 79 p.; size: 15.6cm x 23cm.
  • An Unsung Hero of Lincoln County's Past
    Text       Essay written by Wayne Lockey, a student at the Mountview School. This composition was chosen the winner in a contest among school children of Lincoln County for the best essay in connection with the County Centennial Celebration. Fragment of poem "Indian Names" by Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865)
    Text     Essay written by Wayne Lockey, a student at the Mountview School. This composition was chosen the winner in a contest among school children of Lincoln County for the best essay ...
  • Agricultural and Statistical Report of the County of Welland for the Year 1852.
    Text       Handwritten notes by William McMicking about agriculture in Counties of Lincoln and Welland. Headline: "Agricultural and Statistical Report of the county of Welland for the year 1852" 20 pages; size: 25cm x 34.5cm Parts of this work were later published as "Agricultural Report for the County of Welland, 1854" (to ...
    Text     Handwritten notes by William McMicking about agriculture in Counties of Lincoln and Welland. Headline: "Agricultural and Statistical Report of the county of Welland for the year 1852" 20 pages; size: ...
  • Lionel Orbell, veteran shepherd for Larkin Farms shown with some of 250 Southdowns sheep.
    Image       Reverse: "Lionel Orbell, shepherd farmer for 30 years shown with a few of 250 Southdowns."
    Image     Reverse: "Lionel Orbell, shepherd farmer for 30 years shown with a few of 250 Southdowns."
  • Deep Hollow 1929
    Image       Reverse: "Deep Hollow 1929"
    Image     Reverse: "Deep Hollow 1929"
  • Deep Hollow 1929 at night.
    Image       Black and white photograph of Niagara River and gully called Deep Hollow taken at night.
    Image     Black and white photograph of Niagara River and gully called Deep Hollow taken at night.
  • Laura Secord Memorial School 1923.
    Image       Black and white photograph of two-storey, brick school building with bell tower on top. The doorway features massive double columns on both sides and arched doors. There is an artillery piece (cannon) on the grassy front yard.
    Image     Black and white photograph of two-storey, brick school building with bell tower on top. The doorway features massive double columns on both sides and arched doors. There is an artillery ...
  • Steps to Queenston Dock, 1921.
    Image       Sepia coloured photograph of the stairs on the riverbank.
    Image     Sepia coloured photograph of the stairs on the riverbank.
  • Canadian end of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.
    Image       Sepia coloured photograph of a suspension bridge with railway track in the middle.
    Image     Sepia coloured photograph of a suspension bridge with railway track in the middle.
  • Steamship Cayuga at Queenston Dock.
    Image       Black and white photograph of a steamship at the dock. There is a sign "Toronto Boats - Canada Steamship Lines" in the background as well as a few vehicles parked there. In the immediate right foreground: three little girls (including photographer's daughters Ruth and Betty Huggins) are watching the ship.
    Image     Black and white photograph of a steamship at the dock. There is a sign "Toronto Boats - Canada Steamship Lines" in the background as well as a few vehicles parked ...
  • Steamship Cayuga, May 20, 1950
    Image       "May 20, 1950. Children's free ride on the first trip of the season."
    Image     "May 20, 1950. Children's free ride on the first trip of the season."
  • Steamer Chippewa passing the dock area
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Niagara River and steamship passing Queenston dock on its route between Toronto, Lewiston and Queenston.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Niagara River and steamship passing Queenston dock on its route between Toronto, Lewiston and Queenston.
  • Boys Scout Motif for Floral Clock, 1955
    ImageText       Colour folded postcard with a photo of Ontario Hydro's floral clock. Reverse: "Black and white aerial photo of Sir Adam Beck-Niagara Generating Station with description: "Hydro's giant new Sir Adam Beck-Niagara Generating Station No. 2 will have an ultimate installed capacity of 1,828,000 horsepower. Work began in December, 1950, and ...
    ImageText     Colour folded postcard with a photo of Ontario Hydro's floral clock. Reverse: "Black and white aerial photo of Sir Adam Beck-Niagara Generating Station with description: "Hydro's giant new Sir Adam ...
  • Ontario Hydro's Floral Clock
    ImageText       Colour postcard with a photo of Ontario Hydro's floral clock with Roman numerals and a semicircular water garden at its base. Undated postcard but this design was created in 1964. Reverse: Ontario Hydro's extraordinary outdoor timepiece, is an outstanding attraction in the Niagara tourist region. Situated six miles from the ...
    ImageText     Colour postcard with a photo of Ontario Hydro's floral clock with Roman numerals and a semicircular water garden at its base. Undated postcard but this design was created in 1964. ...
  • Laura Secord Home, 1954
    Image       Black and white photograph of two-storey house with verandah, surrounded by mature trees. It is located on a corner lot of a gravel road, where there is also a stone marker with her name.
    Image     Black and white photograph of two-storey house with verandah, surrounded by mature trees. It is located on a corner lot of a gravel road, where there is also a stone ...
  • Laura Secord Home, 1960s.
    Image       Black and white photograph of two-storey, gable roof house with verandah, surrounded by mature trees and shrubbery on both sides.
    Image     Black and white photograph of two-storey, gable roof house with verandah, surrounded by mature trees and shrubbery on both sides.
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Queenston Collection


The Queenston Collection includes extensive historical material from the area collected by local historian and citizen, Jean Huggins. This archive is owned by the Niagara Falls Public Library, who generously allowed the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library to digitize the collection.