Photographic archive of the Kawartha Lakes Association, just north and west of Peterborough, Ontario, originally intended to serve as a visual prospectus for its development.

Included in the file are 43 images, including (1) 26 photographs, all 8 x 10 inches, from the R. Farthing Studio in Peterborough, each identified in the negative, mounted on linen, and stamped on the verso by the studio and the association, (2) 9 photographs, also 8 x 10 inches, from the Roy Studio in Peterborough, all images of hunters and fishermen with their kills and catches and with the association stamp on the verso, (3) 2 photographs, each 5 x 7 inches, picturing deer, and (4) 6 photographs, each 5 x 4 inches, picturing roads leading to Peterborough and Loon Lake. Peterborough, Ontario: R. Farthing and Roy Studios, nd [1920s]. The photographs were once bound together in an album, but are now loose; a gilt stamped leather label, 2 7/8 x 4 inches, used on the album cover and reading "Kawartha Lakes / Association / Peterborough, Canada," is included with the collection. The first group includes two photographs of the "Loon Lake Fishing and Hunting Club," six of the proposed golf course at Kawartha Beach, Loon Lake, six of Loon Lake's Glen Cove Beach, including images of a cabin and a hand pump, six presenting views of Loon Lake, three with a cottage or lodge, and six others, including views of Apsley, Apsley Pass, and the "Devil's Throat" on Eels Creek. The nine hunting and fishing themed photographs include views of large deer kills, a bear being transported out of the woods, large catches of trout and smallmouth bass, and a hunting party on a lake in their canoes. These 35 photographs are mounted on linen and stamped on verso "Kawartha Lakes Association." Six of the remaining photographs are affixed in pairs to the verso of one of the larger ones, the other two are blindstamped "Roy Studio." A near wilderness in the 1920s as reflected in this group of promotional photographs, the area is now well populated and dedicated to its outdoor features, as reflected in this current statement from a local realtors' association Web site: "The Kawartha region is a picturesque area which truly reflects the name it bears, 'Kawartha' an Ojibwa word meaning 'shining waters.' The area comprises over 250 lakes, waterways and rivers, many linked by the scenic Trent-Severn Waterway, all together offering a vast array of recreational choices. We know you'll love the Kawartha Lakes." A very good lot of photographs picturing the 1920s dreams of the development of a wilderness area in southern Ontario for recreation and vacation, especially for golf, hunting, and fishing. Several of the photographs show some staining on the verso, a few of the images are a little faded. (#4811). Item #57994

Price: $950.00

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