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Ralph Greenhill Collection [graphic material] 

Collection consists of


1859-1910, 1962-1979

Place of creation


233 photographs : b&w
1 reproduction : halftone leggotype
1 print / estampe : leggotype

Scope and content

The collection contains stereographic views of Quebec including the Saguenay River, Tadoussac and; bake oven, spinning and weaving activities, fisherman and bay, Cap à l'Aigle, Quebec; Murray Bay, Quebec; Tadoussac Hotel, Tadoussac, Quebec; calèche; River Blanche, near Thurso, Quebec, ca. 1866; Victoria Bridge, City Hall, Dominion Square, Notre Dame, and St. James St. in Montreal, Quebec; and Quebec, Quebec, including Laval University. One stereographic view of Lorette Falls, Que. and one of Mountain Hill, Que., by J.W. Love. Stereo views outside of Quebec include the Parliament Buildings, ca. 1866, and lumber mills, ca. 1872-1874, Ottawa, Ont.; Toronto, Ont., ca. 1880; Hamilton, Ont.; Owen Sound, Ont., ca. 1865; Saint John, N.B., ca. 1870. Above photos by E. Spencer, Stiff & Gregory, J.G. Parks, J.W. Love, James McClure, L.P. Vallée, William James Topley, Ellisson & Co. and William Notman. Stereoscopic views of Silver Islet, Ont.; the Suspension Bridge and a tightrope walker, Niagara Falls; Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and the Rideau Canal locks, Ottawa, Ont. Photos by James Esson, George Barker, Charles Biershadt, J.P. Sproule and J.W. Love. Additionally there is one stereographic view of the bridge across the Grand River, Elora, Ont.; one at Penryn Park, Port Hope, Ont., Sept. 1877; and one at "At Jones Falls'', Ont., photo by Canadian Stereoscopic View Co., Waterloo, Ont. Additionally the collection consists of an Ambrotype view of man with barrel; a cabinet photo of three girls, by Jarvis; a Canadian Railway and Steamboat Guide; view of the Bluenose, photo by W. MacAskill; anonymous photo of Michigan Cantilever and Suspension Bridge, Niagara, ca. 1885; views of Victoria, B.C., Toronto, Ont., Saint John, N.B., and Yarmouth, N.S.; and Inuit scenes. The collection also contains a print depicting a view of the first Parliament Building in Ottawa published in the "Canadian Illustrated News," Feb. 26, 1870 by an unknown artist and a half-tone leggotype of William Augustus Leggo, 1871. The photographic material in the collection by Ralph Greenhill includes examples of nineteenth-century Ontario architecture which appeared in the books Rural Ontario (1969) and Ontario Towns (1974); as well as views of architecture and streets in Almonte, Newburgh, Hazzards Corners, Warsaw and Perth, Ont.; the pond and mill at Westwood, Peterborough County, Ont., ca. 1968; barn group, Hope Township, Ont., ca. 1968; Huron County Jail, Goderich, Ont., ca. 1970; Wellington Hotel, Windham and Woolwich Sts., Guelph, Ont., 1973; countryside scenes near Gananoque and Wilmot, Ont.; railway stations at St. Thomas and Peterborough, Ont.; mills in Baltimore and Paris, Ont.; engine house in Perth, Ont.; wagon shop, Walsingham Township, Norfolk County, Ont.; oxen drawn truck in Upper Canada; flour mill, Beauport Road, Quebec; Lanark County jail, Perth, Ont.; Mennonite Church, Altona, Ont.; dressed-log house, Goulbourn Township, Ont.; Gartshore pumping engines, Hamilton Water Works; tapping floor and dipping room of Fittings Ltd., Oshawa; stone bridge, Pakenham, Ont.; Prince of Wales viaduct, Ottawa; Lewer Arch Bridge from American side, Niagara Falls; bridge, Smith's Falls, Ont.; abandoned railway station, St. Mary's Junction, Ont.; London Soap Co., London, Ont.; oil well, Enniskillen, Ont.; and the gap-bed lathe, Oil Well Supply Co., Petrolia, Ont. Additionally there is a photograph of Canadian art collector Douglas M. Duncan and other examples of Greenhill's work can be found in the Robertson Davies fonds.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright: Expired or belonging to the Estate of Ralph Greenhill, c/o Dr. Pauline Greenhill.
Credit: Name of photographer / Library and Archives Canada / copy number
Restrictions on use: Expired material has no restrictions. Permission must be obtained for use of material under copyright for publication or distribution.

Additional information

Reproduction note
1971-258: PA-065391 to PA-065411. 1971-259: PA-13129, PA-20154, PA-22619, PA-29794, PA-34325, PA-34386, PA-34396, PA-34424, PA-40746, PA-43299, PA-40746, PA-43299, PA-43301, PA-43303/4, PA-43306/7, PA-43333, PA-43386, PA-43646. 1973-096: C-053030 to C-053039 and C-053041 to C-053044. 1975-110: C-079133 to C-079138, C-079178, C-079179, C-079187, C-079394. 1976-033: C-084724 to C-084734 and C-085142 to C-085157.