Queenston Collection


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Decade:  1930 
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Riverview Hotel property in Queenston for the farmerettes 
Texts    Full title: Riverview Hotel Property In Queenston For The Farmerettes. Will be operated for duration by Ontario Farm Service; Expect 120 girls and staff there. Farmerettes- young women who came from all across Canada to Niagara area to help local farmers with harvest during World War II. Charles...
Ice jam at Queenston Dock, 1936 
Images  1936,   Black and white photo of Queenston Dock with buildings and platform damaged by ice jam. "TORONTO BOATS. Canada Steamship Lines" sign still visible above the ice. Reverse:: "1936 Ice jam Queenston dock"
Charles Matthew Lowrey with his friends 
Images    Black and white photograph of Charles Matthew Lowrey with his male friends, having fun in the park. The three pairs of participants are ready for a three-legged race with two judges on the side; Charles Matthew Lowrey (wearing hat) is the first on right. Undated, probably in the 1920's. Charles...
William Lyon Mackenzie Printing Office, Queenston, 1937-38. 
Images    Sepia-toned postcard of a limestone building with description: "Restored Printing Office of William Lyon Mackenzie at Queenston, who fought and suffered for the freedom of the press in Canada". In 1936, The Niagara Parks Commission undertook the restoration of the Mackenzie House from ruin. The...
Mrs. Ward Laundy Class, Laura Secord School in Queenston, 1939. 
Images  September 1939,   Black and white photograph of a group of school children, arranged in three rows. The photo is attached to a brown cardboard with a stamp of Royal Studio. Front (on frame): "1939" Reverse: handwritten names of the students: First row (standing), left to right: Tommy Dick, Alan King, Douglas...
Sepia toned photograph of unidentified men 
ImagesHas Mystery?    Sepia-toned, old photograph of unidentified men with a dedication on the back : "Charles M. Lowrey Esq. yours truly, Charles Shirton" Charles M. Lowrey (1855 -1931) was well known and respected resident of Queenston. Charles Shirton (1842 - 1925)? Reverse: "Charles M. Lowrey Esq. yours truly,...
Watching for the King & Queen, June 1939 
Images  7 Jun 1939,   Black and white photograph of a group of women and children sitting on an observation deck. The platform is decorated with British flags. The 1939 royal tour of Canada was a cross-Canada royal tour by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, lasting from May 17 to June 15, 1939. It was the first visit...
A Farewell to an Old Friend (1898-1938) 
ImagesTexts  1938,   Booklet with black and white photographs of the Falls View Bridge in Niagara Falls, before and after its collapse. On a separate insert: "Tuesday, April 12th, while we were busy addressing these booklets, the Falls View Bridge, which had been lying on the ice since the bridge fell, began to...
Falls View Bridges - History and Collapse. 
Niagara Ice Bridges - Past and Present. 
ImagesTexts  1938,   Full title: Falls View and Niagara Ice Bridges by James G. Morden(Secretary, Lundy's Lane Historical Society) Collapse of Falls View Bridge and Ice Jam of 1938 by W. Bruce Leslie Book (p. 24) containing black and white photographs by: Frank H. Leslie, "Bud" Burnett (of "Niagara Falls Evening...
Portrait of Frank Howard Lowrey 
Images    Black and white portrait photograph of Frank Howard Lowrey (1866-1942) Frank Howard Lowrey was born in St. Davids, Ontario on April 8, 1866 to David Jackson Lowrey and Elizabeth Catherine Teeter. In 1901 he married Maud Elizabeth Woodruff (1875 - 1916) and they had 4 children: Vera Marie Lowrey...
Portrait of Charles Matthew Lowrey 
ImagesTexts    Black and white portrait photograph of Charles Matthew Lowrey [Lowery], a prominent resident of Queenston. The photograph is mounted on oversized cardboard frame. Charles Matthew Lowrey was born in Vanessa, Ontario, Canada on 29 Aug 1855 to David Jackson Lowrey and Elizabeth Catherine Teeter. He...
Ruins of William Lyon Mackenzie's Printing Office, Queenston,Ontario 
Images    Black and white postcard of ruins of the building made of the field stones. The locust trees on the left were planted by William Lyon Mackenzie in front of his house. Description in the card reads: "Ruins of Wm. Lyon Mckenzie's Printing Office, Queenston,Ontario". In 1936, The Niagara Parks...
Elizabeth Armstrong and Dorothy Walsh in Palm Beach 
Images    A black and white photograph of Elizabeth Armstrong and Dorothy Walsh in Palm Beach, Florida. Both are wearing hats and long dresses. Dated: "1933-1934" From a collection of Armstrong family Reverse: "Palm Beach" "1933-1934" "Elizabeth (Mitchell" "Wife A. D. Armstrong" "Dorothy Walsh"
Armstrong Family Christmas, 1939 
ImagesGenealogical Resources  1939  Two photographs of the Armstrong family on Christmas, 1939. The second image has some names. Probably in Florida as it looks too warm for Christmas in Niagara. From Armstrong family collection. QC00541-02 top "Dorothy Millie Ruth Jane Catharine Bella Jessie" QC0051-02 bottom "Eliz. A.D Bill Norm...
Telegram to Dorothy Walsh 
Texts    A telegram from Stuart and Katherine to Dorothy Walsh congratulating her, possibly for a new job.
Letter to Isabel Walsh from J. M. Crysler regarding family history 
Texts    A letter from J. M. Crysler to Isabel Walsh about the Durham family history. A detailed account of the Durham family's life in the Colonies when they landed is included, as is a request to Mrs. Walsh to rewrite her history so as to include these new details. Mr. Crysler describes his sense of...
Fruit Growers' Association celebrates 80th birthday 
Texts  , p. 20  Newspaper clipping with article about 80th anniversary of Fruit Growers' Association of Ontario (founded in Hamilton in 1859) written by P. W. Hodgetts, Director, Fruit Branch, Ontario Department of Agriculture. One piece measuring 19 x 10 cm. Undated. On page 20 of unknown publication. From...
Thomas E. Armstrong 
Texts    Newspaper clipping with obituary of Thomas Ellis Armstrong, son of William Armstrong. Clipping measures 22 x 6 cm. Undated. Unknown publication. From Armstrong family collection.
Great Ice Jam Threatens to Destroy Maids of the Mist 
ImagesTexts    Newspaper photograph of two boats encased in ice on the Canadian side at the Maid of the Mist dock. Undated but probably 1938 when massive ice jam below the Falls wrecked the Honeymoon Bridge and threatened to destroy the two Maid of the Mist steamers. Unknown publication. Clipping measures 15 x...
A Splendid Work Inaugurated by Women's Institutes 

 
Texts    Newspaper article about preserving local history and role played by the Women's Institutes of the Province of Ontario through their Committee on Historical Research and Current Events. Newspaper clipping (on a page of scrapbook) measures 33 x 10 cm. Undated but with handwritten "1932" on a margin....
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Queenston Collection


Queenston Collection includes an extensive historical material from the area collected by Jean Huggins.