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Inauguration of the third Richmond bridge

Item is a photograph of the inauguration of the MacKenzie steel bridge in Richmond over the St. Francis River on 25 May 1903, likely with MLA Peter S.G. MacKenzie in the foreground amongst the gathered crowd. Also visible is a horse and carriage.

Third Richmond bridge

Item is a photograph of a man standing in front of the MacKenzie steel bridge in Richmond over the St. Francis River, probably taken around 1903-1910.

First Richmond bridge

Item is a photograph of the first bridge in Richmond over the St. Francis River, which stood from 1847 to about 1882. It was the longest wooden covered bridge in the Eastern Townships. Cords of wood are seen piled in the foreground of the photograph.

Second Richmond bridge

Item is a photograph of the second bridge in Richmond over the St. Francis River, which stood from 1882 to 1901, until it was washed away from ice and flooding on April 7, 1901.

Mills

The item contains information on Louis-Philippe Demers' interests. It is a post card depicting mills in Asbestos. Message on verso : Wide Léo Paul Lupi[en], Asbestos, Guide Touristique.

Two people with a wheelbarrow

The item contains information on the Baker family's personal lives. It is a farm scene depicting two unidentified young people, with a young man pushing a young woman seated on a wheelbarrow, possibly in the area of Danville.

Richmond

The item contains information on the Richmond region. It depicts the city of Richmond.

Hauling log with sledge

The item is a photograph of a team hauling a log on a sledge (sled) in winter, likely including members of the Baker family at the Edwin G. Baker farm on Haslett Road at Danville, taken in 1914 or 1915. Also visible is the load binder - the bent stick. The log would be chained to the sled, the load binder attached to the chain, bent over and hooked, thereby applying tension to the chain to hold the log in place.

WWI postcard, inscription

Item is a reproduction of a postcard depicting what is likely a militia unit at Richmond around 1916. The unit was probably made up of people who were too young or otherwise unfit to serve in the regular forces. The inscription on the verso lists the following names: featuring Rollie Elliot, Chet Kearry, Riggins, Arthur Pope, Elmer Cleveland, Stuart Morrill, ? Blake, Elmer Stockwell, Stuart Only, Eddie Smith, Dan Tounes, Harry Pugh, Stuart Messenger, Henry Smith, Ivan Adams, Leslie Porter, Stuart Hamilton, Arthur Messenger, Russ McKee, Duncan McCallum, Brooks Hamilton, Henry Carson, Bertie Barlow, Herbie Robinson, Ralph MacBain, Serg. ?. The postcard was copied in 2019.

WWI postcard

Item is a reproduction of a postcard depicting what is likely a militia unit at Richmond in about 1916. The unit was probably made up of people who were too young or otherwise unfit to serve in the regular forces. The inscription on the verso lists the following names: featuring Rollie Elliot, Chet Kearry, Riggins, Arthur Pope, Elmer Cleveland, Stuart Morrill, ? Blake, Elmer Stockwell, Stuart Only, Eddie Smith, Dan Tounes, Harry Pugh, Stuart Messenger, Henry Smith, Ivan Adams, Leslie Porter, Stuart Hamilton, Arthur Messenger, Russ McKee, Duncan McCallum, Brooks Hamilton, Henry Carson, Bertie Barlow, Herbie Robinson, Ralph MacBain, Serg. ?. The postcard was copied in 2019.

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