The fonds contains source material on urban development of the city of Sherbrooke and on flooding in the area during the latter part of the 19th century and the early 20th century. It consists of 13 individual photographs, a postcard and an album containing 25 photos. The contents of the album include seven photographs taken in Cape Breton and at the Chicago World's Fair. Three of the album's photos were taken by George Johnston and one by Wilbur Burton Finley, both turn-of-the-century Sherbrooke photographers. In the collection as a whole are found views of the Magog and Saint Francis rivers; Dufferin, Lansdowne, Grand Forks and Fairmount streets; bridges; a power station; factories such as the Paton and Jenckes; University of Bishop's College; panoramas of Sherbrooke; an aerial view of Sherbrooke; and flooding in downtown Sherbrooke.