Evocative Images of Lost Toronto | Page 129

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  1. thedeepend

    thedeepend Senior Member

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    You’re right, it is one of those kinds of shots…
    The fact that it depicts figures approaching an insane asylum certainly adds to the punch and the poignancy. As does the fact that the institution was the site of such well-documented horrors…
     

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    Goldie Senior Member

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    I was not aware of "such well-documented horrors."
    Is the documentation available on the net?
     
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    there is a lot out there, not all of it is digitally available...

    Accounts of Abuse of Patients at the Toronto Hospital for the Insane, 1883-1937
    http://www.cbmh.ca/index.php/cbmh/article/view/390/389

    THE NATURE OF THEIR BODIES: WOMEN AND THEIR DOCTORS IN VICTORIAN CANADA
    http://www.utppublishing.com/The-Na...en-and-their-Doctors-in-Victorian-Canada.html

    Narrative of the recent difficulties in the Provincial Lunatic Asylum
    http://openlibrary.org/books/OL2016...difficulties_in_the_Provincial_Lunatic_Asylum

    Committed to the State Asylum: Insanity and Society in Nineteenth-century Quebec and Ontario
    http://www.amazon.com/Committed-State-Asylum-Nineteenth-century-Mcgill-Queens/dp/0773521895

    Brick Walls, Bed Restraints, and Behavioural Modification: The Incarceration of Mad Persons
    http://www.yufreepress.org/features...odification-the-incarceration-of-mad-persons/

    an interesting article:
    "Images of the Toronto Provincial Asylum, 1846-1890"
    http://www.erudit.org/revue/scientia/2009/v32/n1/037628ar.pdf
     
  4. Goldie

    Goldie Senior Member

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    This is not a Toronto story, but still, an interesting history lesson.
    Does anyone have a source for a higher-resolution map similar to this (attached)?
    I'm curious about the date - North America appears to be under the jurisdiction of Britain, America, Mexico and Russia.
     

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    Goldie Senior Member

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    Thank you for that extensive research material, 'thedeepend.'
    There's plenty to be digested here.
    I appreciate it!
     
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    mattelderca Active Member

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    Goldie,
    Yes these are interesting history lessons.
    Wikipedia or google the Luisiana purchase or the Alaska purchase.
    It does get very interesting! Your map must be between 1803 and 1867.

    Edit:
    Found a bit more which I could not think of off the top of my head. Mexican American war 1846, so your map is between 1803 and 1845.
     
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  7. Goldie

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    I found another copy of the map - dated 1826.
    Also surprised to learn that the Alaska Purchase amounted to 2 cents per acre ($7.2 million)- now that's an "Honest Ed's" bargain!
    I wonder if Britain offered any competing bid for that territory which obviously (by geography alone) should belong to Canada.
     
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    At the time Russia was not on good terms with England (the Crimean War was only just over) and I doubt that they would have wanted to give them/sell them more land. They wanted $$ and wanted to contain England and not see more British expansion in the Pacific so selling to US (who were also not very friendly with England) was by far the best idea. See more info on Library of Congress site at: http://frontiers.loc.gov/intldl/mtfhtml/mfak/mfaksale.html
     
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    University Gate at Queen Street, ca. 1868.
     
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    electric car accident - Glen Road Bridge - Toronto 1912 (Caption in "Ontario, 200 Years in Pictures" & City of Toronto Archives)

    ****** FUTURE INVESTIGATIONS REVEAL THIS TO BE THE HUNTLEY ST. BRIDGE

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  12. Goldie

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    Streetcar strike 1910

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    Union Stock Yards 1920

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    S.S.Noronic fire 1949

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    Interns - Toronto General Hospital 1900

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    Board of Trade building - Yonge/Front 1892

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    Note the Judas Goat at the head of sheep.
     
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    One more reason not to buy a Chevy Volt.

    Is this view facing north or south? I can't place any of the houses in the background.
     
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    One more reason not to buy a Chevy Volt.

    Is this view facing north or south? I can't place any of the houses in the background.
     

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