Fonds C 8 - James Kidd fonds

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James Kidd fonds

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ON00009 C 8

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  • [188-?]-1983 (Creation)
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    Kidd, James M.

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92 albums (ca. 11,000 photographs : black and white and colour)

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James M. Kidd was a twentieth-century Toronto area businessman employed in automotive sales and financing, and a Great Lakes steamship enthusiast.

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Fonds consists of 92 albums containing approximately 11,000 photographs of steam-powered vessels. These vessels were part of the American and Canadian Great Lakes fleet in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Included are photographs of steamships, tugboats, barges, lighters, wreckers, government vessels as well as prints depicting the Welland canal and communities along the canal. Also included are miscellaneous photographs of unidentified individuals.

Although the prints in the albums do not necessarily possess identifying captions, Kidd prepared indexes to the albums themselves.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/PROV/PROV/REFD+C+8?SESSIONSEARCH

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The James Kidd fonds was acquired by the Archives of Ontario in May 1985.

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The albums were arranged by Kidd into four series: Albums of Canadian-owned vessels (Series 1); Albums of American-owned vessels (Series 2); Albums of the Old Great Lakes Fleet [Steamships], or what Kidd had termed 'has-beens' (Series 3); and miscellaneous steamships, Albums of Tugs, Barges, Lighters, Wreckers, Government Vessels (Series 4). Three additional series were added by the processing archivist: Albums of the Welland Canal (Series 5); Albums of Miscellaneous [photographs] (Series 6); and Miscellaneous photographs (Series 7). The original alphabetical/numerical order of the albums established by Kidd has been maintained.

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Records are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.

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An index to four of the series was prepared by the creator, and is available as Appendices 1 to 5 in Inventory C 8. See Series descriptions for more information.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/PROV/PROV/REFD+C+8?SESSIONSEARCH

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Feb. 9/12.

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