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Title Estelle Electric Railway Streetcar (1900)
Date 1900/11/08
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 1989.16.4
Description Black and white photo of the first car (Estelle) of "Woodstock, Thames Valley and Ingersoll Electric Railway" and the citizens who were present during its first run. Mounted on a piece of brown mat board.
Provenance Same image as 1984.20.02 The following compose the party: Mayor James Scarff, W.A. Karn (druggist), Dr. A.T. Rice (physician), W.G. McKay (license inspector), John McKay, D. Dodge, Dr. John Odlum (physician), S.G. McKay, J.H. Nelles (lawyer), F. Richards, W. Sweet, D.R. Ross, John McKay, R.W. Sawtell (insurance), Charles Wilson (jailer), Charles Hamlyn (reporter), G.R. Pattullo (registrar), Rev. Molding Baker (Congregational Church pastor, with cane), Alex. Watson, Chas. Clarke, W.S. Hurst (shoe merchant), Wm. Spinks (photographer), D.W. Karn, A.B. Lee, George W. Hunt (editor), Police Chief Charles S. Johns(t)on (at rear) and Messrs. Ickes (Dr., holding child, promoter of the line) and Armstrong and J.G. Wallace (lawyer and president of the line) and K.C. Barrister, W.A. McKay and G. Duncan. "The formal opening of the Woodstock, Thames Valley and Ingersoll Electric Railway took place on Thursday, November 8th, 1900, when the first car, "Estelle", made its maiden trip as far as Beachville, to which point the road was completed. The car contained a number of members of the town council and other representative citizens who are shown in this groupe taken when the car stopped this side of Beachville.".
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1900
Medium Matboard/Paper/Emulsion
Print size 21 x 33 cm
Search Terms Railways
Public Officials
Public Transit
Copyright Public Domain