57 PHOTOGRAPHS IN COLLECTION (WITH UNALTERED, HISTORICAL NOTES)
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NORONIC (fire) CATASTROPHE - One of the widely-published photographs of the "Noronic" disaster at Toronto in September 1949. D. M. Condon, imperturable Detroit lawyer, follows a Toronto fireman down an escape ladder reaching to the "bow of the ill-fated passenger liner. It won second Prize in the Spot News section of the 3rd annual Print Show of the Commercial and Press Photographers Association of Canada at Eaton's downtown Toronto store for John Boyd, of The Globe and Mail, Toronto. It and four other outstanding pictures of the catastrophe comprise a special panel in the show.
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Public School Tribute Typical of the special arrangements made by Toronto schools to mourn the death of King George VI was this black-and-purple draped portrait of his late Majesty in the rotunda of Pauline Avenue Schools. Puplis passing by could pause for a moment in quiet memory. Today, from sunrise to sundownm the city will observe an official day of mourning.
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ROY PERRY TORONTO. POLICE DEPT. Det. Roy Perry, TPD [Those most concerned about the caputre of Leonard Jackson in a Montreal apartment last evening read details of the gun battle in The Globe and Mail....Det. Roy Perry, also wounded in Thursday's shooting reads of the Montreal duel from his hospital bed. "Good Work", was his comment on capture.]
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April 18, 1954. Bay-Bloor Easter Parade in Toronto -- Gloria Kornfleur, Lennis Collins in rabbit costumes, answer query of 6-year-old Wendy Hardes. Photo by John Boyd / The Globe and Mail. Accession #: 54108-2. Originally published April 19, 1954.
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HURRICANE HAZEL Hurricane Hazel hits Weston, Ontario on October 16, 1954. Death and destruction rode the crest of Ontario flood waters in the nightmare hours of Saturday morning, leaving 54 known dead, 69 missing and presumed drowned, and a chaotic condition never before experienced in Southern Ontario.
These photographs and captions are unaltered documents. In some cases, they contain outdated language that may be offensive. In order to preserve their historical authenticity, they have not been edited.
ABOUT THE ARCHIVE
The images in this living archive were scanned from prints and negatives used in The Globe and Mail newsroom from the late 19th century until the transition to digital in the 1990s. With the Archive of Modern Conflict, more than 100,000 prints from The Globe and Mail newsroom have been digitized. New photographs, and their hand-transcribed notes, are added to the feature each week.