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Alvinston Ontario

Alvinston is a small village a few miles east of Petrolia. Here are numerous pics of Alvinston from the ca.1880s to present.

   



 
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Downtown Florence Ontario, well to the South of Alvinston Ontario.


Munroe Brothers Hardware ca.1910. Notice the kid with the bicycle and paper boy and much more in detail.

Maple Leaf Baseball Team ca.1908
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This is an amazing postcard (that was quite costly but worth it). It has everything going for it. A train station with a steam engine, horses and carriages, box car on the siding,and lots of period dress. I have left this link large for you to enjoy the detail. A beautiful early Alvinston Ontario postcard.
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This is an interesting postcard that shows " Sir Jas  Whitney Premier of Ontario in his special car at Alvinston Ont, in the interests  of Dr. J.B. Martyn." ca.1911. I don't think that the premier is in the picture himself but a cool period scene at Alvinston. Note the Canadian and Ontario flags being held and  it looks like a nasty November day.

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Alvinston or area homesteaders.


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A group of cadets or soldiers in training at the London, Wilson street armory. A post card that reads  'Made exclusively by Haddens Art Studio Alvinston Ont.' The post date on the back is ca.1909


This is a single page from an Alvinston newspaper from ca.1888.
It has some very interesting ads. I have scanned both sides in 4 pieces,





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An interesting postcard that has a little window that opens up to a fold out group of pictures around Alvinston. Details right and below.








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Looks like a one room school house from Alvinston Ontario ca.1900


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Same Alvinston Ontario one room schoolhouse  but different date, maybe earlier than the left pic


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Probably older kids from the top 2 school pics. Sadly some of the girls in the front row have suffered some kind of horrific   farm accident and lost their legs.

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The McCallum barn raising ca1910's at  Alvinston Ontario

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McCallum  team of horses Alvinston Ontario

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Alvinston farmer from the McCallum  pics
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Workers ca.1900 around a steam thresher on  the Jack McCorigary farm



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Steam thresher on  the Jack McCorigary farm.




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Downtown Alvinston ca.1910
 

                                                                                               
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Alvinston Ontario's Hadden Studio.I left the link pic extra high resolution so you can see the incredible detail in this studio.
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Here is one of your editor's favorite people, Don McGugan Mayor of Alvinston. I had the pleasure of working with Don for 15 years at Dow. I still see Don at various local functions and wish I owned property in the Alvinston area so I could vote for Don just once.   for more on Don  'click here'



We are always looking for vintage Petrolia & area pics of anything to buy or borrow for copying. If you have pictures that I can borrow I only need a few minutes to scan them.
Email  martyd@ebtech.net