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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 81-016


Trotter family photographic fonds. -- 1880-1913. -- 25 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.

Biography / History

The Trotter family lived on a farm in Lindsay, Ontario at the turn of the century.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Mrs. N.R. Gale before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of 25 black and white photographs (8"X10") of scenes, in and around Lindsay, Ontario, which cover such topics as parades and processions, military, industrial, social and family gatherings. The photographs were created by the Trotter family.


Title based on the family which created the fonds.

The fonds was donated by Mrs. N.R. Gale of Lindsay, Ontario.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Finding Aid

Box 1

25 photographs as follows:

1. T.R. Trotter's barn R.R. #2, Lindsay, nd
2. Trotter farm - threshing, nd
3. Trotter farm - threshing, nd

Military Scenes
4. Army and Navy Veterans Association - plaque, c. 1913
5. & 6. Local militia posed at riverside, nd
7. Lindsay Cadets - inspection, nd

Parades and Processions
8. Major J. Martin - funeral procession, Feb 1913
9. Major J. Martin - at graveside, Feb 1913
10. "King Billy on his white charge", 12 July
11. 12th July - horse and buggy outside the Victoria Laundry in the company's parade entry, 12 July (Tom or Hunter Trotter driving)

Business Scenes
12. Lindsay and Trotter - two horse dress buggy (C. Lindsay driving)
13. Lindsay and Trotter - at stable door - Hunter trotter with horse, Charlie Lindsay on left
14. Lindsay Dairy, c. 1903
15. Victoria Laundry, 68 Russell West c. 1888
16. Victoria Laundry, c. 1895-1900
17. Victoria Laundry, post 1900
18. Victoria Laundry, c. 1907-1910
19. & 20. Victoria Laundry - family and staff, nd

Other Photographs
21. Unidentified man with horse, nd
22. & 23. Employees of the Lindsay Watchman-Warden, nd
24. Halloween group photo in summer kitchen of Victoria Laundry, nd
25. Unidentified portrait photograph