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Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

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What a clever idea to have them hold the tools of their trade. Why are so many wearing shirt and tie? Is that what they wore for construction work? Did they dress up for photo day? Maybe it was taken one Sunday after church and they put their overalls and aprons on over their good clothes. Such an interesting photo with creative direction!
I suspect that many in the photo are members and officials of the church who have volunteered to help.
They would be the well dressed folks (ties and vests).....the full-time workers and craftsmen would be in their working clothes.
There would certainly be no work done on "the Lord's Day!"
 

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Tom Thomson as a graphic artist at Grip Limited; J.E.H. MacDonald seen in background at end of row, c.1911 Archives of Ontario
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I just checked a York County Gazetteer for 1881. There was no druggist called Powell in Schomberg in 1881 and nobody called E F Walker, either. Do you suppose the drug company is making up these stories of miracle cures?
 

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It could be that this was just another untrustworthy "snake-oil" salesman..........or the York County Gazette (10 years earlier) was not a reliable source for information........Who knows?

P.S.....This page appears at the end of the booklet.........Legal Proof ????........that's questionable, too!

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It could be that this was just another untrustworthy "snake-oil" salesman..........or the York County Gazette (10 years earlier) was not a reliable source for information........Who knows?

P.S.....This page appears at the end of the booklet.........Legal Proof ????........that's questionable, too!

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I didn’t think celery could be so miraculous so Googled Paines Celery Compound. Until 1906 it contained cocaine. George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H. (Honorary Curator and Laureate of the History of Anesthesia at the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology in Schaumburg, Ill.) calls it "a preparation whose most potent and active drug is alcohol.”
 

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Jarvis St., east side, looking north, between Adelaide & Richmond Sts. E. 1910 TPL

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Still has an electric arc light attached to its TELco pole. Its days are numbered though, and in the spring of 1911 it will vanish.
 

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