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M.C.R.R. Bridge in Winter

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives13118
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1905
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1 F9 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1 F9 4
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1905
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.5 x 11.5 cm on sheet 27 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph showing a train crossing the Michigan Central Railway trestle bridge near St. Thomas, Ontario in winter. Mounted on cardboard with the caption "M.C.R.R. Bridge in Winter".
Name Access
Ellis, C.W.
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
Subject Access
Railways
Bridges
Bridges- railroad
Photography
Images

M.C.R. Bridge Looking East

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives13136
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1905
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1 F12 1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1 F12 1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1905
Publication
Published on the Archives' flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/4329743825/in/set-72157623225446063/.
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w, sepia toned ; 20 x 25 cm on sheet 27 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Landscape photograph showing the Michigan Central Railway trestle bridge over Kettle Creek, with the City of St. Thomas and several prominent landmark buildings, including the courthouse, visible in the background. Mounted on cardboard with the caption "M.C.R. Bridge looking East".
Name Access
Ellis, C.W.
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
Subject Access
Bridges
Bridges- railroad
Railways
Photography
Images

London and Port Stanley Bridge

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives13335
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1905
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1 F33 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1 F33 2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1905
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w, sepia toned ; 20 x 24.5 cm on sheet 27 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph showing a wooden bridge belonging to the London and Port Stanley Railway. Overhead wires are visible. Mounted on cardboard with the caption "London & Port Stanley Bridge".
Name Access
Ellis, C.W.
St. Thomas (Ont.)
London and Port Stanley Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Bridges- railroad
Bridges
Photography
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1910
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1 F36 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1 F36 4
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1910
Publication
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal: May 16, 2007.
Published in "Harvest of Memories: Elgin's History Through a Photographer's Lens-Volume II" on page 141.
Published on the Archives' flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/4330481170/in/set-72157623225446063/.
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w, sepia toned ; 11 x 17 cm on sheet 27 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph showing the interior of the Michigan Central Railway dining hall. Several members of the dining hall staff are visible, as are gas lamps and decorated columns. Mounted on cardboard with the caption "M.C.R. Dining Hall".
Name Access
Ellis, C.W.
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
Subject Access
Photography
Railways
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
August 4, 1906
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1 F37 9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1 F37 9
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
August 4, 1906
Publication
Published on the Archives' flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/4330481364/in/set-72157623225446063/.
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w, sepia toned ; 11.5 x 16.5 cm on sheet 27 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph showing spectators viewing several railway cars damaged in an accident. Cars may belong to the Michigan Central Railway, but one car is marked "New York Central Li[nes]". Mounted on cardboard with the caption "[word(s) missing] M.C.R. Wreck".
On August 4, 1906, a tragic head-on collision occurred between two engines on the London and Port Stanley tracks, just north of the Barwick Street bridge, a south-bound MCR passenger train ran head-on into a north-bound PM passenger train.
Name Access
Ellis, C.W.
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
Subject Access
Photography
Railways
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
objects
Date Range
[190?]-1909
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1
GMD
graphic material
objects
Date Range
[190?]-1909
Physical Description
263 photographs : b&w and col.
1 photograph album cover : 28 x 36.5 cm
History / Biographical
Calvin Winslow Ellis was born April 2, 1877 in Aylmer, Ontario, the son of Isaac Newton Ellis, a carriage maker, and Alma Jane (Calvert) Ellis. Ellis moved to St. Thomas, Ontario c. 1902. In 1906 he worked as an automobile agent. From c. 1913 to 1916 Ellis worked as operator and projectionist at the Star Theatre, 467 Talbot Street, St. Thomas. From c. 1918 until his death in 1935, Ellis worked as an electrical contractor (briefly partnering with Harry W. Beck in business as Ellis & Beck, Electrical Contractors, 12 Metcalfe Street, St. Thomas, c. 1920), electrician and (from c. 1927) proprietor of an electrical repair business at 1 White St., St. Thomas. He married Louise B. Ellis c. 1927. Ellis died February 6, 1935 and was buried in Aylmer Cemetery.
Custodial History
Part of the collection of the Elgin County Pioneer Museum, under accession number B.d.2 Transferred to the Archives from the Elgin County Museum in March, 2007.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs taken and/or collected by Calvin Winslow Ellis, St Thomas, Ontario, perhaps in his capacity as a member of the St. Thomas Camera Club. Fonds includes portraits and other images of Ellis' friends and family; landscape photographs showing various picturesque locations, primarily in Elgin County but also in the vicinity of Niagara Falls, Elora, Delhi and Elmira, Ontario; numerous images of civic buildings, public infrastructure, businesses, bridges, streets and private residences in and around St. Thomas, Ontario; several images documenting the property and activities of various railway companies, including the London and Port Stanley Railway Company, the Michigan Central Railway and the Pere Marquette Railway; several images featuring early automobiles; and numerous images showing various locations in and around Port Stanley, Ontario, including the village itself, its harbour, its rail yards, summer cottages, the waterfront, Orchard Beach and Hill Crest.
Name Access
Ellis, C.W.
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Port Stanley (Ont.)
St. Thomas Camera Club
London and Port Stanley Railway
London and Port Stanley Toll Road
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
Pere Marquette Railway
Subject Access
Photography
Automobiles
Bridges
Bridges- railroad
Business and Industry
Railways

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