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Photograph of a colour illustration by Bohuslav Kroupa published in the "Canadian Illustrated News" issue of July 6, 1872 and entitled "The Cheap Excursion: One Fare There and Back". Reproduced in Christopher Andreae, "The London and Port Stanley Railway" (1974), p. 12. The carriage shown in the drawing is marked "Port Stanley" and the illustration may show passengers boarding a London and Port Stanley Railway excursion train to Port Stanley.
View of Port Stanley, Looking North from Hillcrest, ca. 1875. View includes the covered bridge along the route of the London & Port Stanley Railway (upper left corner), Batt's Hotel (constructed 1870, destroyed by fire in 1890) on the southwest corner of Main and Bridge Streets, what is now Colborne Street, Main Street, Christ Church Anglican church, the Payne House (built in 1873 by Port Stanley postmaster and customs officer Manuel Payne; now the Telegraph House B & B), and the post office (later moved to Hill Street). File includes: