Page from Isbester Photo Album showing Captain James Emery Isbester and Katherine Jean Isbester (nee Campbell). The second photograph showns Katherine Campbell standing in the doorway of the Campbell building located at the corner of Madawaska and John streets.
File consists of information on Photo Contest including:
1. Typed press release by Peter Hessel, 2 pages, re the McNab Township Historical Buildings Photo Contest in June 1984.
2. Photocopy of press release by Peter Hessel, 1 page, re the McNab Township Historical Buildings Photo Contest in June 1984.
3. Clipping from The Chronicle (1984) of article based on press release.
4. Photocopies of article in the Chronicle, “The winning photographs from the McNab Heritage photo contest” with photos. Winners: Lee Narraway, Dorothy T. Garleough, Sharon Bond. The caption for the photo of the Gillies House (3rd place) is wrong (not built by McLachlin [also name misspelled] in ca. 1843, but by the Gillies family in the 1930s. Bettina Baum, Adele McLeod, Lois Russett. Donna Langford. Photography. Photographers.
Part of a scrapbook titled "Obliques Near Arnprior - Photographs by the Royal Canadian Air Force." Caption at front of album reads "These photographs were taken early in November 1927, when the first snow was on the ground. They are oblique views from an elevation of about 2000 feet." Caption underneath photo reads "This photograph gives the best view of the beaver ponds with the creek flowing into Goodwins Bay."
See series 3.1 for a hand-drawn map of the same area.
Photo of the tombstone engraving for James Airth, a blind violinist. James died in Toronto when he went there to continue his occupation of playing the violin on a theatre tour. He died Dec 6, 1851 after being in Canada for a short time and is buried in Toronto.His buriel place was discovered by a relative, David Hull, in about 2000. As Mount Pleasant Cemetery did not open until 1876, it is possible that James was buried in Potters Field, York Cemetery and moved to Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
A group decided to put the information about James on the back of his son`s tombstone in Thomson Hill Cemetery, Renfrew Ontario. His son was Henry, also known as Michigan Harry.
Date is an estimate
Accruals are expected.
See also Cordozier books, part of the Peter Hessel Collection - 2 books on the Family History of Peter Fyfe and Ellen Hamilton - stored with family histories in the reading room