Canafornian

Canafornian

Posted on 02/08/2015


Photo taken on February  7, 2015


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ON0090 LARDER CITY - COLLINGWOOD HOTEL

ON0090 LARDER CITY - COLLINGWOOD HOTEL
Unposted, this is one in a set of 5 postcards from "Larder City: New Ontario", now Larder Lake, ON. The only card dated was July, 1907. (The uncommon Aristo stamp box on these cards is known to have been in use between 1906 and 1913.)

A large group of men assembled in front of the Collingwood Hotel, McLaughlin & Guilfoyle General Merchants, and Canada Mines Limited buildings. Possible that the fellow in white at the hotel door is the proprietor? (Don't miss the gent leaning out of the second floor window.)

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wintorbos
wintorbos
That's amazing. My grandfather was up in that area as a student, doing mining exploration, a couple of years later and we have a lot of his photographs of the various little "towns". But it would have taken the "official photographer" to get everyone to pose like this. I wonder what the interior of that hotel would have looked like.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Canafornian
Canafornian
It would be great to see the interiors and exteriors of all the structures in this little settlement!
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Peter M
Peter M
What a great find. This one has personal significance, as one of the partners in the store was my grandfather J. P. McLaughlin. He was based in Toronto, but supplied mining camps in northern Ontario. He married a couple of years after this photo was taken, and eventually moved his family to Timmins where he became mayor. This article has some info, and a picture of his store in Timmins: www.timminspress.com/2016/05/22/history-prominent-porcupine-citizens-profiled-in-1918
8 months ago.
Terry Grace
Terry Grace
I am researching Canada mines Limited. i was wondering if on the original card it is possible to read the Canada mines sign? I can makeout a few words but not all.
2 months ago.