Item 76 - General Views

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  • 1949 (Creation)
    Kingston Whig-Standard

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1 photomechanical reproduction : b&w ; 30.7 x 45.7 cm..

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During the early 1830's Dr. Edward John Barker, a graduate of the London College of Medicine arrived with his family in Kingston. In his spare time he wrote for relaxation and Noble Palmer, publisher of the Spectator, a weekly with liberal leanings, persuaded Barker to edit his paper. Barker accepted and enjoyed the work so much he decided to establish his own paper. In 1833 he announced that a new publication, to be called The British Whig, would be published and on New Year's day, 1834, the first issue was produced. Originally a weekly, the paper soon changed to semi-weekly publication and eventually became a daily. Edward John Barker Pense, grandson of the founder, took over the paper in 1872, modernizing the printing equipment and erecting a new building to house the publication. In 1925, Senator William Rupert Davies purchased The British Whig and amalgamated it in 1926 with the Kingston Daily Standard, to become the Kingston Whig-Standard. Today the Kingston Whig-Standard remains the oldest continuously published newspaper in Canada.

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Special publication of the Kingston Whig Standard titled "One Hundred Years of Daily Newspaper Publication, 1849-1949". Includes photos of Whig Standard operations; Chown Ltd.; British American Hotel; Smith Bros. Jewellers, 102 Princess St.; Livingstons, 77 Brock Street; Bank of Montreal; City Park; Kingston Penitentiary; Martello Tower at Fort Frederick; lift bridge at Lasalle Causeway; Court House; various aerial views; Market Square; Oper House interior in 1895; Aluminum Company; Canadian Industries Nylon Works; Canadian Locomotive Company; Cataraqui Golf & Country Club; Kingston Tennis Club; Richardson Stadium; Winston Churchill Public School; old toll bridge over Cataraqui River; et. al, as well as many residences on King, Union, University, Barrie, Earl and College streets et. al.

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J.W. (Bill) Fitsell, 10 July 2014.


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see also Gen-13


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Description created 21/04/2016.

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  • Box: V23 Gen-76