MP-0000.158.42 | Street scene, London, ON, about 1923

Photograph, glass lantern slide
Street scene, London, ON, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
© McCord Museum
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"London, Ontario: This London, like its great prototype in the old world, stands on a River Thames in a county of Middlesex, and has a Piccadilly, St. Paul's Cathedral and other familiar landmarks. In fact, the whole Western Ontario peninsula, through which we are now travelling, is plentifully endowed with place-names indicative of the British nationality of the original settlers -- such as Dumfries, Woodstock, Windsor, Stratford, Essex, Perth, Chatham, and so on. The site of London was originally intended as that of the capital of the Province of Upper Canada, now Ontario, but final choice fell upon Toronto. London, half-way between Toronto and Detroit, is a highly important manufacturing city producing a large number of commodities, and possesing some very beautiful residential features. (Population 65,000.)"

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 3--The Province of Ontario; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.