A Kingston Album by Marion Van de Wetering

By Marion Van de Wetering

This album follows the historical past of Kingston from the founding of castle Frontenac and the accompanying French cost of Cataraqui in 1673 to its present-day incarnation as a well-liked vacationer and commute vacation spot. as well as its tremendous army culture, Kingston has additionally been the centre of trade, delivery, undefined, schooling, and executive within the quarter. Many neighborhood voters have prospered significantly from those various endeavours. Others were much less lucky. From the increase occasions of Dilene Dexter Calvin's large delivery and James Richardson's grain company to the corruption and cruelty of Kingston Penetentiary less than Warden Henry Smith Sr., the ups and downs of Kingston's voters have reflected the city's personal. As Kingston's value grew, so too did the effect its population had over the past days of the unified colony and the 1st of the fledgling Dominion. Sir John Graves Simcoe made Kingston his domestic for a time, as did Lord Sydenham and Sir John A. Macdonald. a couple of hundred black-and-white photos accompany the textual content, granting an intimate examine all points of lifestyles in Kingston over the past century. From the prisoners' quarters at castle Henry in the course of global conflict I and the hearth in urban corridor, to the bustle of industry sq. on the flip of the century and the lonely stretch of street which used to be department road, those photographs show either the momentous events within the city's background and the mundane. Hand-picked from the collections of the nationwide information of Canada, the documents of Ontario, and Queen's college documents, those appealing images catch the satisfaction and the discomfort of a urban continuously in transition.

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Finally, in 1840, the lease was transferred back to the military (MacKay, 1977). The grocer's wagon. Queens University Archives #PG-K 185- 51 jfl JCingston^llbum King Street at night, 1916. National Archives of Canada #PA-56126. M. Johnston. 52 Glimpses of the Way We Were Streetlights on Princess Street, 1915. National Archives of Canada #PA-56163. M. Johnston. 53 ^l JCingston^Ilbum County Court House, 1916. National Archives of Canada #PA-56149. M. Johnston. 54 Glimpses of the Way We Were King Street, 1916.

Queens University Archives #PG-K 97-1. Kiaffslan IfcMry £)«««*•* * f»«inbr«kc «»«;»«> Stati«« Th«- n»ift« ftOM« Sh» ^*ttt»« esaiJMxs wish tlsv C, }». }4, as hiwrtet Late 40 Glimpses of the Wau We Were The Outer Station, Montreal Street. Queen's University Archives #PG-K 97-7. 41 ^l JCingston^llbum Big Pit, Eagle Lake Phosphate Mine. National Archives of Canada #PA-50996. Photographer: Horatio Nelson Topley. 42 Glimpses of the Way We Were D uring the 1870s, when the town began to face hard economic times, the idea of tapping the resources of Kingston's back country first surfaced.

Financial difficulties, however, prevented the K and P's expansion to Pembroke. After a quarter century of service, in constant competition with other small railroads in the region, the old management was gradually phased out. The company was bought outright by Canadian Pacific in the early 1900s (Bennett and McCuaig, 1981). Entrance, Eagle Lake Phosphate Mine. National Archives of Canada #PA-50972. Photographer: Horatio Nelson Topley. 43 jtf JCingston^Ilbum Camping near Washburn Mills Locks, September 1913.

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