1_2418 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on July 2, 1948, page eleven.
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Photographs of a group of Elmdale Public School students during a field day.
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal: "Elmdale Public School Pupils Halt Fun to Have Picture Taken: Photographer Stollery happened along while the youngsters were at play on an afternoon off and the above is the result."
2_877 was published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on April 30, 1949, page one
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Photographs of members of the Gideon Camp and the principals of Elmdale handing out bibles to the students.
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on April 30, 1949, page one: “Gideon Testaments to St. Thomas Students.”
2_877: “The first distribution of testament with Psalms and Book of Proverbs by the recently-organized Gideon Camp of St. Thomas to public school pupils in the city was made of Friday afternoon. The students in the fifth grade of each of the six schools were recipients of the testaments, 200 in all being distributed.
The above picture shows the fifth grade students at Elmdale school lining up in front of Clarence R. Southern, the secretary treasurer of the St. Thomas Camp, who made the presentations. Accompanying him to make the presentations were Robert Lawrence, who gave the prayer of dedication, and Harold Phillips (right), also seen in the picture. The students shown are: Bruce Dickey (shaking hands wit Mr. Southern), Joan Preston, Sylvia Turner, Allistair Dorman, Ruthann Chambers, Joanna Clelford.
The visiting Gideon were welcomed by the principals in each school and introduced to the teachers and pupils.
Gideons is an international organization set up to spread the Gospel. Placing Bibles in hotel rooms has been one of the Society’s activities for years, more than 3,000,000 Bibles having been so supplied in the United States and Canada. During World War II, 10,000,000 testaments were distributed to members of the armed services.
The St. Thomas Camp is planning a field day in all city churches later in the years to raise money to carry on local activities. The hope of the Camp is to become self-sustaining, but in the meantime its works will not be neglected.”
Black and white aerial photograph showing Pinafore Park and surrounding area in St. Thomas, January 17, 1948. View is looking west from Pinafore Lake. View includes the Michigan Central Railway pumphouse and partial view of Pinafore Lake at lower right, Elmslie Field baseball stadium in Pinafore Park, the Pinafore Park Pavilion, a partial view of the Pere Marquette Railway shops and yards at right, Elmdale Cemetery, Elmdale Public School, a partial view of the Pere Marquette Railway bridge at upper centre, a partial view of West Avenue Cemetery, the London and Port Stanley Railway tracks, and Sunset Drive. Photograph by Ron Nelson, London, Ontario.
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Profile Photographs, Life Milestone Announcements file
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Black and white photograph of Cathy Allman (other figure cropped out of physical photo), Elmdale School, used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published May 18, 1967 concerning her being chosen to represent "Britannia" at the Public School Centennial Pageant at Forest Park School. T-J Photo. Includes clipping. [214a]
Black and white profile photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published May 15, 1971 concerning the engagement of Catherine Anne Allman, daugther of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allman, 53 West Avenue, and William Harland Nicol, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Nicol, 9 Cypress Street. Photo by Scott Studio. Includes clipping. [214b]
Black and white profile photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published July 10, 1971 concerning the wedding on June 26, 1971 of Catherine Anne Allman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allman, 53 West Avenue, and William Harland Nicol, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harland Nicol, 9 Cypress Street. Photo by Scott Studio. Includes clipping. [214c]
1_4012, 1_4013, and 1_4017 were published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on November 13, 1948, page eleven.
1_4001, 1_4016, and 1_4018 were published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on November 15, 1948, page eleven.
1_4006 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on November 16, 1948, page nine.
1_4008 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on November 17, 1948, page eleven.
1_4000 and 1_4004 were published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on November 18, 1948, page eleven.
1_4010 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on November 19, 1948, page eleven.
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Photographs of students, teachers, and schools in St. Thomas.
Captions from the St. Thomas Times Journal, November 13, 1948, page eleven: “The School Builds The Nation: Dare Not Overlook Spiritual Basis of Adequate Education.”
“School Life in St. Thomas is Interesting, Varied.”
1_4017: “There’s plenty of life and spirit, as well as real enjoyment in this Wednesday morning assembly at Balaclava Street Public School.”
1_4013: “Saluting the flag is taken seriously by the students of Grade Eight, Scott Street Public School.”
1_4012: “Modern teaching incorporates the use of dramatics in the “learning-by-doing” process. Here we see a group from grades 4 and 5 class on the stage at Elmdale School presenting, under the direction of their teacher, D. W. MacWilliam, a simulated broadcast on “The Life and Times of Vasco Tagami.” In the picture are (left to right): Ruth Anne Chambers, 6 Henry street, Grade 5; Glenn Robbins, 30 Chester street, Grade 4; Ron Bishop, 57 West avenue, Grade 5; Charles Manning, 1 West avenue, Grade 4; Mark McDonnell, 24 West avenue, Grade 5; Wayne Neal, 45 Wilson avenue, Grade 5.”
Captions from the St. Thomas Times Journal, November 15, 1948, page eleven: “The School and Citizenship: Young Must Learn to Respect Laws of Community, Nation.”
“New Canadians Getting Instruction in St. Thomas Schools.”
1_4016: “Five members of the Vos family, father, mother, and three oldest children, are attending evening classes together at the Arthur Voaden Vocational School in order to improve their knowledge of the English language. The Voses are one of the several Dutch families who migrated to Canada last winter and are settled on farms in the Elgin district. The Vos family is on the farm of Leonard Johnson in the Port Stanley district. They came from Westerbork, Drenthe, Holland, and are rapidly becoming Canadianized. In the above photograph, left to right, are: Jacob Vos, aged 15; Denne Vos, aged 19, now employed in the home of Mrs. E. A. Smith, Rosebery place; Mrs. Berend Vos, the mother; Berend Vos, the father, and Koosje Vos, aged 16. Four other younger children are learning or will learn English and Canadianism in the public schools. They are Pretje Vos, aged 13; Meintje Vos, aged seven; Brefke Vos, aged five, and little Henny Vos, aged four. The children who are attending school are already chattering in English like Canadian-born youngsters. The first ambition of Cutch people in coming to Canada is to learn to read, write and speak the English language. The Vos family arrived in St. Thomas on January 17 of this year.”
1_4018: “Pretty Ida Isokait was photographed by The Times-Journal just as she was writing “We like Canada very much,” in Lithuanian, on the blackboard in one of the classrooms at the Arthur Voaden Vocational School – and Ida meant what she wrote. She is one of the about 50 new Canadians who are attending evening classes at the Vocational School to get a working knowledge of the English language. Her brother, Gus Isokait, is attending the evening classes and rapidly catching up with Ida, who had a winter’s start on him. The two young people come from Schoken, Lithuania. Ida, who is employed in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Donald Smith, Margaret street, came to Canada last winter, an aunt and uncle on a tobacco farm in the Aylmer district making it possible for her to come to this country. Some months ago, arrangements were made for her 20-year-old brother, Gus Isokait, to follow her. Gus is now employed by Mer-Lin Motors and is rapidly becoming a first class mechanic. His employers speak highly of him. The blackboard where Ida Isokait is writing furnishes evidence of the several nationalities represented in the evening classes. The languages appearing on the board, below the English “We like Canada very much” in order are: Dutch, Rumanian, Slovakian, Estonian, Polish and Lithuanian.”
1_4001: “The Law Helps to Make Way for Future Citizens: City police officer halts traffic to permit class of young students from St. Joseph’s School to cross busy Talbot street at White street. This is a daily occurrence and often the officers are aided in the traffic operation by older students as volunteer traffic officers.”
Caption from the St. Thomas Times Journal, November 16, 1948, page nine: “Home Economics at the Vocational School.”
1_4006: “Students of Manitoba and Balaclava Street Schools attend weekly Home Economics courses at Tech. Here they are seen ironing, baking, cooking and even sampling the food they helped prepare.”
Caption from the St. Thomas Times Journal, November 17, 1948, page eleven: “Two New St. Thomas Schools: Expect Buildings to be Ready for Use by Fall Term, 1949.”
1_4008: “Student Council at the A.V.V.S.: The Arthur Voaden Vocational School has a student council. Here the executive is seen in session (left to right): Esther Jennings, second vice-president; Nancy Fry, president; Shirley Neave, secretary; Jack Hunt, first vice-president; Ron Langley, treasurer.”
Captions from the St. Thomas Times Journal, November 18, 1948, page eleven: “School Needs Co-Operation: Partnership of Parents, Public and Teachers Essential.”
“Safety Measures and Home Education.”
1_4000: “So that the education of any student, incapacitated and unable to attend classes over a period of time, the St. Thomas Board of Education has set up a Home Unit. Qualified teachers visit the homes of such students at regular periods during each week at the extent of then hours a month and give such instruction as is necessary to make up for the loss of class work. In the above picture a Home Unit teacher, Mrs. H. Goldsmith, is shown supervising the studies of Joanne Bennett, 46 Princess avenue, a pupil at Wellington street school, who has been forced to remain in her home because of illness.”
1_4004: “The safety of students going to and from school and at other times is most important and the local Lions Club, aware of this fact, are making this part of their forthcoming Safety Week effort. They plan to place reflector tape on all of the more than 1,200 bicycles used by St. Thomas school students. In the above picture members of the Lions Club are seen experimenting on bicycles at the Myrtle street school to ascertain how the plan works. From left to right, those in the picture are: Carl Custance, of the Lions Club; Constable Ed. Luft, of the city police; Roberta Jewell, 13 years, 8 Maple street; Wayne Charlton, 12 years, 16 Third avenue; Gwenyth Hobden, 11 years, 1 Erie street; James Murray, Board of Education; T. H. Wynne, chairman, Safety Committee, Lions Club.”
Caption from the St. Thomas Times Journal, November 19, 1948, page eleven: “Schools Needs Qualified Teachers: Shortage of 25,000 Must be Overtaken in Next Ten Years.”
“Elgin and St. Thomas Students at Normal School, London.”
1_4010: “The above graduates of Elgin County and St. Thomas schools are at present attending Normal School at London in the expectation of becoming qualified teachers. Left to right, they are: Front row – Muriel Howe, R.R. 3, St. Thomas; Beth Melvin, 12 East avenue, St. Thomas; Cynthia Eastwood, 22 Leila street, St. Thomas. Second row – Mary Naylor, Straffordville; Jean Carroll, Crinan; Elizabeth Hutchison, 8 Hill street, St. Thomas; Bernice Sinden, R.R.1, Vienna; Jessie Whitlock, 32 Hincks street, St. Thomas. Third row – John Graham, Fingal; Marion Howey, Eden; Grace McIntosh, Southwold; Betty Lamb, Springfield; Jean Gordon, Southwold. Back row – Jim Elliott, Port Burwell; Ken Reagan, 25 Yarwood street, St. Thomas.”
2_4299 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on November 7, 1947, page eleven.
2_4301 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on November 5, 1947, page nine.
2_4302 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on November 8, 1947, page eleven.
2_4303 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on November 6, 1947, page eleven.
2_4304 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on November 1, 1947, page eleven.
2_4307 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on November 4, 1947, page nine.
2_4308 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on November 3, 1947, page nine.
2_4301 was posted on Facebook and Instagram: March 10, 2021.
2_4303 was posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on October 5, 2021.
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Photographs of teachers and students in various classrooms around St. Thomas, including the Arthur Voaden Vocational School, Holy Angels' Seperate School, St. Thomas Collegiate Institute, Balaclava Street School, Manitoba Street School, Elmdale Public School, Myrtle Street Public School, Scott Street Public School, and Wellington Street Public School. Images were taken for "Education Week - St. Thomas Schools in Action."
Captions from St. Thomas Times-Journal:
2_4299: "Article 5: 21 Years of Development at the A.V.V.S.; Vocational Education Renders Fine Service; Community Has Benefited; Evening Classes for New Canadians: Business Machines Class at the Arthur Voaden Vocational School."
2_4301: "Article 3: Health Education Begins Early, Continues Through Life; Given Prominence in Schools: Here is a Story That Illustrates What Is Being Done by Health Unit: Health Class at Holy Angels' School - This is one of the most interesting subjects of school instruction, as will be noted by the expressions on the faces of the young pupils as Miss Harriet R. Huston, public health nurse, talks with them. It will also be noted, however, that a few, probably the more mechanically minded, shot a glance at the operation of the camera. The teacher in the picture is Miss Rose Ingoldsby."
2_4302: "Article 6: Collegiate Institute's Proud Record of Service; Wide Scope of School Activities: Imposing List of Scholarships and Bursaries; Looking Forward: Chemistry Class at the St. Thomas Collegiate - Left to right: Dorene Le Courtois, 74 Curtis street; Dorothy Harper, 109 Myrtle street; Douglas MacLeod, R.R.3, Shedden; Bill Stewart, 440 Talbot street.
2_4303: "Article 4: Art, Once Considered a "Let-up" Lesson, Now Has Definite Place on Timetable: Proceeds in the Belief That Children Have Ability: Art Instruction in City Schools - Balaclava street school and Manitoba street school students in classwork at the Balaclava street school. Shown in the picture are: At the blackboard (left to right), John Speirs, public school art instructor; Don Porter, 153 Manitoba street; Carol Everell, 23 Arthur avenue; Bob Leason, 150 Manitoba street. Middle row (seated), Rena Durdle, 127 Manitoba street; Ervine Moodle, 16 Celestine street; Donna MacDonald, 22 1/2 Edward street. Front row (seated), Billy Kent, 14 Weldon avenue; Ruth Haight, 22 1/2 Miller street."
2_4304: "St. Thomas Schools in Action: Education Week Fully Endorsed: Chairman of Board of Education Explains and Asks for Support: Aim is to Strengthen Bond Between Public and School: Open House in Each Public School on Two Afternoons Next Week; Articles to Appear in The Times-Journal." - "Typical Scene Every School Day - Picture Taken at Elmdale School."
2_4307: "Article 2: Education Guidance Adds Insurance to Possibilities for Child's Success in Life: Cummulative Record Kept and This Studied When Interview is Given: The manual training class from Myrtle street school gets instruction at Scott street school from Gordon Budd, St. Thomas schools educational guidance counsellor. Left to right in the picture are: Warren Doan, 151 Forest avenue; Mr. Budd; Paul Hubert, 47 Hemlock street; Bob Brown, 28 Erie street; Jack Hanley, 63 Hemlock street; Ray Broadbent, 83 Hemlock street."
2_4308: "Article 1: Preparing Child to Read is Important Work; Made Most Interesting to the Youg Pupil: Teacher, Too, Finds Task Under Policy Is More Congenial: In the pre-reading classes the teacher endeavors to keep her pupils' attention occupied until they are able to read and write enough to do some work independently. Above picture shows such a class at work in the Wellington street school. Miss Marion Spencer is the teacher."