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  • Richmond Hill Photo Images
    Richmond Hill Photo Images
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  • Richmond Hill Photo Images
    Richmond Hill Photo Images
    collection       This is a collection of over 1,000 photographs of daily life in Richmond Hill from 1860. Drawn from the library's local history photographic collection, it has been assembled from donated family photos provided by local residents, as well as from images from the Liberal newspaper archives.
    collection     This is a collection of over 1,000 photographs of daily life in Richmond Hill from 1860. Drawn from the library's local history photographic collection, it has been assembled from donated ...
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  • Early Days in Richmond Hill
    Early Days in Richmond Hill
    collection       This electronic version of the popular book by Robert M. Stamp has been designed to make finding information about Richmond Hill's rich history and past citizens easy and convenient for students, genealogists, and local history enthusiasts.
    collection     This electronic version of the popular book by Robert M. Stamp has been designed to make finding information about Richmond Hill's rich history and past citizens easy and convenient for ...
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  • Tweedsmuir History
    Tweedsmuir History
    groupcollection  1957     Tweedsmuir Histories were perhaps the first "organized", although amateur approach to recording local history. The idea was articulated by Susan Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir, who was the wife of John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir, and Governor General of Canada in 1935-1940. This digital collection contains materials from the scrapbook compiled by the ...
    groupcollection  1957   Tweedsmuir Histories were perhaps the first "organized", although amateur approach to recording local history. The idea was articulated by Susan Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir, who was the wife of John Buchan, ...
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  • Lynett Collection
    Lynett Collection
    groupcollection       A collection of photographs, tintypes, booklets, autograph books belonged to the Lynett family of Richmond Hill.
    groupcollection     A collection of photographs, tintypes, booklets, autograph books belonged to the Lynett family of Richmond Hill.
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  • Robert Hall Collection
    Robert Hall Collection
    groupcollection  1890-1960     This collection was donated to the Richmond Hill Public Library by the Hall family, long time residents of Richmond Hill. It consists mostly of family photographs, but also includes photographic postcards, tintypes, and certificate of confirmation.
    groupcollection  1890-1960   This collection was donated to the Richmond Hill Public Library by the Hall family, long time residents of Richmond Hill. It consists mostly of family photographs, but also includes photographic ...
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  • Richmond Hill Local Newspapers
    Richmond Hill Local Newspapers
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  • A luncheon atRichmond Hill Presbyterian...
    A luncheon atRichmond Hill Presbyterian...
    image       A luncheon atRichmond Hill Presbyterian Church circa 1895.Rev. James A. Grantis in the rear row on the right.
    image     A luncheon atRichmond Hill Presbyterian Church circa 1895.Rev. James A. Grantis in the rear row on the right.
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  • Picture post card village.Photograph...
    Picture post card village.Photograph...
    image       Picture post card village.Photograph taken from the tower of thePresbyterian Church, circa 1900, looking north upYonge Street, withthe spire of theMethodist Church in the centre.
    image     Picture post card village.Photograph taken from the tower of thePresbyterian Church, circa 1900, looking north upYonge Street, withthe spire of theMethodist Church in the centre.
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  • Yonge Streetlooking north from...
    Yonge Streetlooking north from...
    image       Yonge Streetlooking north fromMajor MackenzieDrive.
    image     Yonge Streetlooking north fromMajor MackenzieDrive.
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  • Looking south onYonge St.  from...
    Looking south onYonge St. from...
    image       Looking south onYonge St. fromthe spire of thePresbyterian Church. This photo pre-dates the barn-raisingon the Palmer farm documented in the Events section for the 1900s. Photo takenbyJerry Smith, circa1900.
    image     Looking south onYonge St. fromthe spire of thePresbyterian Church. This photo pre-dates the barn-raisingon the Palmer farm documented in the Events section for the 1900s. Photo takenbyJerry Smith, circa1900.
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  • Car 71 of theMetropolitanRailway,...
    Car 71 of theMetropolitanRailway,...
    image       Car 71 of theMetropolitanRailway, southbound throughRichmond Hill,with theTrenchCarriage Works on the left or east side ofYongeStreet.
    image     Car 71 of theMetropolitanRailway, southbound throughRichmond Hill,with theTrenchCarriage Works on the left or east side ofYongeStreet.
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  • BoardingMetropolitan Car 56 at the...
    BoardingMetropolitan Car 56 at the...
    image       BoardingMetropolitan Car 56 at theRichmondHill station,Yonge Street andLorneAvenue.
    image     BoardingMetropolitan Car 56 at theRichmondHill station,Yonge Street andLorneAvenue.
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  • Northbound on Yonge from theintersection...
    Northbound on Yonge from theintersection...
    image       Northbound on Yonge from theintersection ofArnold CrescentandLorneAvenue.
    image     Northbound on Yonge from theintersection ofArnold CrescentandLorneAvenue.
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  • Looking north from the corner of...
    Looking north from the corner of...
    image       Looking north from the corner ofDunlop Street,along the east side ofYonge Street, fromtheRichmond Hillbakery to beyondSt. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church.
    image     Looking north from the corner ofDunlop Street,along the east side ofYonge Street, fromtheRichmond Hillbakery to beyondSt. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church.
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  • Looking south onYonge Street from...
    Looking south onYonge Street from...
    image       Looking south onYonge Street fromjust south of Dunlop Street, c.1900.
    image     Looking south onYonge Street fromjust south of Dunlop Street, c.1900.
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  • TheCanadianNorthern (later...
    TheCanadianNorthern (later...
    image       TheCanadianNorthern (laterCanadianNational) Railway station atRichmondHill.
    image     TheCanadianNorthern (laterCanadianNational) Railway station atRichmondHill.
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  • First freight at the new...
    First freight at the new...
    image       First freight at the newRichmondHill station in November 1906 - a load of coal and lumber
    image     First freight at the newRichmondHill station in November 1906 - a load of coal and lumber
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  • Another view of the first freightcar of...
    Another view of the first freightcar of...
    image       Another view of the first freightcar of commercial coal unloaded at the newRichmondHill station in November 1906. On the left is CNR agentFred Graham. Onthe right isWilliam Ransomand second from the right isJohnSheardown.
    image     Another view of the first freightcar of commercial coal unloaded at the newRichmondHill station in November 1906. On the left is CNR agentFred Graham. Onthe right isWilliam Ransomand second from ...
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  • Theblacksmithshop owned by...
    Theblacksmithshop owned by...
    image       Theblacksmithshop owned byGeorgeCowie from 1903-1926. Pictured left to right are: George Cowie; anunidentified man and dog;James G. Hunt,an apprentice who later took over the blacksmith shop;Jim Cowie;Marjorie Atkinson;andAgathaCowie.
    image     Theblacksmithshop owned byGeorgeCowie from 1903-1926. Pictured left to right are: George Cowie; anunidentified man and dog;James G. Hunt,an apprentice who later took over the blacksmith shop;Jim Cowie;Marjorie Atkinson;andAgathaCowie.
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