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  • View of Norman Hamilton's Mill at Foot of Broadway Street, c. 1878
    View of Norman Hamilton's Mill at Foot of Broadway Street, c. 1878
    image  [ca. 1878]     This photograph shows a view of the section of Paris at the foot of Broadway Street and surrounding areas. The mill belonging to Norman Hamilton is visible to the far right.This image was printed on page 63 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. Smith.
    image  [ca. 1878]   This photograph shows a view of the section of Paris at the foot of Broadway Street and surrounding areas. The mill belonging to Norman Hamilton is visible to the far ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • View of Grand River with Willow Street Raceway and Grand River Dam, c. 1860
    View of Grand River with Willow Street Raceway and Grand River Dam, c. 1860
    image  [ca. 1860]     This photograph shows a view of the Grand River in Paris, c. 1860, looking south from the railway bridge. The section to the left is the Willow Street raceway that powered numerous businesses, most prominently Penmans Nos. 2 and 3 Mills. The dam is visible in the foreground.This image was ...
    image  [ca. 1860]   This photograph shows a view of the Grand River in Paris, c. 1860, looking south from the railway bridge. The section to the left is the Willow Street raceway that ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • View of Paris and Grand River Street Bridge
    View of Paris and Grand River Street Bridge
    image  18[??]     This 19th century photograph shows the Grand River Street bridge leading into Paris. The Finlayson tannery is visible in the foreground.
    image  18[??]   This 19th century photograph shows the Grand River Street bridge leading into Paris. The Finlayson tannery is visible in the foreground.
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Aerial View of Paris, c. 1946
    Aerial View of Paris, c. 1946
    image  [ca. 1946]     This aerial photograph gives a view of Paris as it was c. 1946, focusing on the portions west of the forks of the Grand and Nith Rivers.This image was printed on page 12 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. Smith. The printed version includes ...
    image  [ca. 1946]   This aerial photograph gives a view of Paris as it was c. 1946, focusing on the portions west of the forks of the Grand and Nith Rivers.This image was printed ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Aerial View of Paris c. 1946
    Aerial View of Paris c. 1946
    image  [ca. 1946]     This aerial photograph gives a view of Paris as it was c. 1946, focusing on the portions north of the forks of the Grand and Nith Rivers.This image was printed on page 38 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. Smith, and was also printed ...
    image  [ca. 1946]   This aerial photograph gives a view of Paris as it was c. 1946, focusing on the portions north of the forks of the Grand and Nith Rivers.This image was printed ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Old Town Hall, Paris
    Old Town Hall, Paris
    image  18[??]     This 19th century photograph shows the Paris old town hall at 13 Burwell Street. It was first built in 1854, and was used as the town hall for many years until later being converted into an opera house.This image was printed on p. 52 of At the Forks of the ...
    image  18[??]   This 19th century photograph shows the Paris old town hall at 13 Burwell Street. It was first built in 1854, and was used as the town hall for many years ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Paris Village Hall from Base of River, c. 1860
    Paris Village Hall from Base of River, c. 1860
    image  [ca. 1860]     This photograph depicts the Paris village hall and surrounding areas as seen from the river bank below. The labeled structures are:1. First Methodist Church2. Village Hall3. Town HallThis image was printed on page 56 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. Smith.
    image  [ca. 1860]   This photograph depicts the Paris village hall and surrounding areas as seen from the river bank below. The labeled structures are:1. First Methodist Church2. Village Hall3. Town HallThis image was ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • View of Upper Town Paris and Oilcloth Factory, c. 1885
    View of Upper Town Paris and Oilcloth Factory, c. 1885
    image  [ca. 1885]     This photograph shows a view of Paris's upper town c. 1885, with the Grand River and bridge in the foreground. The building to the left is the oilcloth factory.This image was printed on page 65 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. Smith.
    image  [ca. 1885]   This photograph shows a view of Paris's upper town c. 1885, with the Grand River and bridge in the foreground. The building to the left is the oilcloth factory.This image ...
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  • Lower Town Paris, c. 1865
    Lower Town Paris, c. 1865
    image  [ca. 1865]     This photograph shows a view of lower town in Paris. The camera is positioned at the head of Grand River Street, looking north with the Grand River and bridge to the right. This photograph was printed on page 83 of At the Forks of the Grand, vol. 1.
    image  [ca. 1865]   This photograph shows a view of lower town in Paris. The camera is positioned at the head of Grand River Street, looking north with the Grand River and bridge to ...
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  • Congregational Church and Hamilton Distillery, Grand River N., Paris
    Congregational Church and Hamilton Distillery, Grand River N., Paris
    image  18[??]     This photograph shows a few buildings off of Grand River Street N. in the 19th century. The building in the foreground is a part of Norman Hamilton's distillery, while the congregational church can be seen in the background.This image was printed on page 96 of At the Forks of the ...
    image  18[??]   This photograph shows a few buildings off of Grand River Street N. in the 19th century. The building in the foreground is a part of Norman Hamilton's distillery, while the ...
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  • View Looking North on Grand River Street, Paris, c. 1885
    View Looking North on Grand River Street, Paris, c. 1885
    image  [ca. 1885]     This photograph shows a view of downtown Paris looking north on Grand River. An ox-team is visible to the left, drinking from a public trough, while the congregational church can be seen in the background.This image was printed on page 108 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I ...
    image  [ca. 1885]   This photograph shows a view of downtown Paris looking north on Grand River. An ox-team is visible to the left, drinking from a public trough, while the congregational church can ...
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  • Aerial View of Paris, c. 1945
    Aerial View of Paris, c. 1945
    image  [ca. 1945]     This photograph depicts an aerial view of Paris as it was circa 1945. It focuses on the areas west of the Grand River, with the area south of the Nith in the foreground. It was taken by the London Free Press.This image was printed on page 118 of At the ...
    image  [ca. 1945]   This photograph depicts an aerial view of Paris as it was circa 1945. It focuses on the areas west of the Grand River, with the area south of the Nith ...
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  • 19th Century Paris Fire Brigade
    19th Century Paris Fire Brigade
    imagemystery  18[??]     This photograph depicts a 19th century fire brigade, one of Paris's earliest.This image was printed on page 121 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. Smith.
    imagemystery  18[??]   This photograph depicts a 19th century fire brigade, one of Paris's earliest.This image was printed on page 121 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. A. ...
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  • Paris Fire Brigade Steamer, 1878
    Paris Fire Brigade Steamer, 1878
    image  1878     This photograph shows the Paris fire brigade's steam-powered fire engine in 1878. This was the first mechanical water-pumping engine used in Paris, and was the subject of some great interest when it was first purchased in 1877.This image was printed on page 123 of At the Forks of the Grand: ...
    image  1878   This photograph shows the Paris fire brigade's steam-powered fire engine in 1878. This was the first mechanical water-pumping engine used in Paris, and was the subject of some great interest ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • 1908 Paris Championship Fire Brigade, with Robert "Bobby" West
    1908 Paris Championship Fire Brigade, with Robert "Bobby" West
    image  1908     This photograph shows the 1908 Paris Fire Brigade, which had won first place in that year's fire fighters' competition. In the foreground is Robert "Bobby" West in one of his many eccentric costumes.This image was printed on page 129 of At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I by D. ...
    image  1908   This photograph shows the 1908 Paris Fire Brigade, which had won first place in that year's fire fighters' competition. In the foreground is Robert "Bobby" West in one of his ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Paris Musical Society Band on corner of Grand River and William Streets, c. 1901
    Paris Musical Society Band on corner of Grand River and William Streets, c. 1901
    image  [ca. 1901]     Smith's binder of photographs dates this to 1901; the caption in the printed version dates it to 1895.
    image  [ca. 1901]   Smith's binder of photographs dates this to 1901; the caption in the printed version dates it to 1895.
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  • Lacrosse Players on Old Fair Grounds, c. 1885
    Lacrosse Players on Old Fair Grounds, c. 1885
    image  [ca. 1885]     This photograph, taken c. 1885, depicts a group of lacrosse players on the old Agricultural Grounds on Elm Street in Paris. Lacrosse was one of the most popular sports in Paris during the 19th and early 20th centuries.This image was printed on page 196 of At the Forks of the ...
    image  [ca. 1885]   This photograph, taken c. 1885, depicts a group of lacrosse players on the old Agricultural Grounds on Elm Street in Paris. Lacrosse was one of the most popular sports in ...
    County of Brant Public Library
  • Man with Ox-Team and Cart in Paris, 1913
    Man with Ox-Team and Cart in Paris, 1913
    image  6 May, 1913     "OLD FRIENDS"PARIS MAY 6, 1913
    image  6 May, 1913   "OLD FRIENDS"PARIS MAY 6, 1913
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Sleigh and Cattle Going to Market, Paris
    Sleigh and Cattle Going to Market, Paris
    image  1[8??]     ROUGH SLEIGHING, NE PARIS
    image  1[8??]   ROUGH SLEIGHING, NE PARIS
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  • Ox and Horse Team Pulling Roof, Paris, 1913
    Ox and Horse Team Pulling Roof, Paris, 1913
    image  1913     TEAMS ANCIENT AND MODERN. PARIS
    image  1913   TEAMS ANCIENT AND MODERN. PARIS
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
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