Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | September 1, 2016

Photographs of the Week. Cornwall 1956 and 1959 Labour Day Parades.


This series of photographs was donated to the Cornwall Community Museum archives in 2011 by Ransom Ledoux.


Sitting on the float facing the camera is Sandra Alguire. Believed to be among the crowd in the foreground is Betty (wife of James) Service and her son Wayne, Ernest Filion Sr, Ernie’s wife Julia and the Filions’ Cumberland Street neighbour (holding the camera) Agnes Service (Betty’s mother-in-law). On the front porch across the street at 405 Cumberland Street on the right hand edge of the photo is Mora McTaggart.

The following photographs all depict the 1959 parade.

The photographer in this series was standing in front of the old Powdrell and Alexander curtain factory on the northwest corner of Cumberland St at Fourth St W. Looking south, the stores were Jno Spinella’s (325 4th St W) and Gosselin’s.





We have many, many more photographs in the collection.

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