Image Index

WAHC would like to thank the following people and organizations for providing the photos for this project.


East End Tour

Canadian Westinghouse

Westinghouse Women, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Westinghouse Workers 1910, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Westinghouse Engraving of Building, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Westinghouse plant, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Westinghouse logo, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Westinghouse and Woodlands Park, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Picketers in front of Westinghouse, 1946, McMaster University, Ready House | view image

Woodlands Park

Members of Local 504 Gather at Woodlands Park, McMaster University, Ready House | view image
Local 504 March, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image

Casa d'Italia

Dopolavoro, Casa D'Itaila c. 1937, P. Ferri | view image

Barton and Sherman: A New Life

Polish Children | view image
Armenian Children, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image

Clinton Street

Celebration of the Feast of St. Anthony, M.H.S.O | view image

Sherman Avenue

Preparing to deliver relief baskets from Sherman police station, December 1914, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Cosmos-Imperial Mills

Plant of the Imperial Cotton Company, 1913, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Imperial Cotton Ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Imperial Cotton Company logo, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Dominion Belting Company, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Imperial Logo, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Imperial plant drawing, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Dominion Belting Company plant, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Imperial plant, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Brown Boggs

Brown Boggs plant drawing, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Brown Boggs geared power press, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Brown Boggs power hammer, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Wallace Barnes

Wallace Barnes Punch Press Operators, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Wallace Barnes factory drawing, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Hamilton Hydro-Electric System

Hamilton Hydro-Electric, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Hydro-Electric ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Hamilton Hydro Substation, P. Stirling | view image
Hydro-Electric site, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Steeltown

Building No. 1 open hearth at Stelco, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Sheet-Mill crew at Stelco, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Steeltown factory, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Playhouse Theatre

Feeding hungry strikers, 1946, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image

Princess Street

Armenian Children, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Armenian moulder at International Harvester, M.H.S.O | view image


Downtown Tour

Custom House

Naples Macaroni Company, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Custom House Graphic, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Nine Hours League Parade, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image

Great Western Railway Works and Lower Stuart Street

GWR Yards, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
View southwest from the Bay Street Bridge, c. 1892, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Mrs. Wheeler's Boardinghouse

Typical 19th century workers’ housing, P. Stirling | view image

The Freeman Block

Freeman Block, c. 1892, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Dan Black's Club House

Dan Black’s Advertisement from Sutherland's City Directory, 1870-71, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

The Burrow, Stewart and Milne Factory

Burrow, Stewart & Milne, c. 1892, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Burrow, Stewart & Milne graphic, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

A. Laidlaw Manufacturing Co./Chipman-Holton Knitting Co.

Laidlaw Manufacturing Company, c. 1892, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Laidlaw photo, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Chipman-Holton Knitting Co. drawing, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Hamilton Labor Temple

Hamilton Labour Temple, Dec. 1948, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Allan Studholme, Ontario Archives | view image
Memorial Plaque | view image

E. & C. Gurney Foundry

E. & C. Gurney Foundry, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Knights of Labor Co-operative Store/Larkin Hall

Knights of Labour Procession, King Street, Hamilton, National Archives of Canada | view image

Street Railway Strike 1906

The crowd attacks, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image


North End Tour

Fratellanza Hall

Feast of Madonna del Monte, 1931, M.H.S.O | view image

Canadian Cottons

Cleaning and straightening raw cotton at Canadian Cottons, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Family Survival

Preparing tomato paste on a warm summer's day, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image

Workers' Housing

Skunks' Hollow, c. 1910, Yummy and Sue | view image

Eastwood Park

Naval parade on the old Revetment Wall, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

House of Refuge

House of Refuge, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Old Port Hamilton

Foot of James St., early 1900s, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Old Port Hamilton Docks, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Old Port Hamilton, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Recreation on the Bay

Skating on the bay, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Jolly Good Fellow's club, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Ice Harvesting

Cutting ice on the bay, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Ice Harvesting near the foot of Bay St., c. 1890s, Betty Cummer Aikman | view image
Ice Harvesters, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

The Boat Builders

H. Bastien Boatworks, c. 1910, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Bastein Boatworks interior, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Shoreline, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image


The following tour images were collected with archival support and images from:

Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives
McMaster University, Labour Studies
Cees Van Gemerden
Multicultural History Society of Ontario
Stan and Francis Ellis
Anthony Butler Architect
Judy Philip
City of Hamilton, Planning Department & Department of Culture and Recreation
Harry Johnston
Anne Nyhof
Toronto Reference Library, Canadian History Historical Picture Collection
Hamilton Spectator

19th Century Industry Tour

Tour Cover Image

Group Outside factory. April 5 1893, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image

Whitehern

Whitehern, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
MacQuesten Graphic, Toronto Public Library, Canadian History Historical Picture Collection | view image

Bell Telephone Exchange, 1890

Worker at Bell 1900s, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Switchboard operators, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image

Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway, 1895

TH&B station, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Historical Rail Station, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
TH&B ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

John McPherson & Company, 1867

McPherson Factory, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Arthur E. Snelgrove Casket Manufactory, c. 1850s

Snelgrove ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Sanford, McInnes and Company, 1862

Sanford Building, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Sanford Graphic, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Hamilton Spectator, 1846

Hamilton Spectator Building, Hamilton Spectator, Archives | view image
Man at type writer | view image
Three type-setters working | view image

John Calder & Company, 1880

John Calder & Company, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Calder Building graphic | view image

Canada Sewing Machine Manufactory, c. 1860

R.M. Wanzer and Co. graphic | view image
Canada Sewing Machine Manufactory, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Wanzer ad sewing machine, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Wanzer ad lady sewing, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Wanzer ad first prize machine, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

City Coach Factory, 1844

City Coach site, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
City Coach ad | view image

Canadian National Railway, 1931

CNR Station, Simon Orpana | view image
Grand Trunk Railway, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Lower Stuart Street, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Williamson & Company Vinegar Works, 1870

Williamson & Company Vinegar Works, Frank Jones | view image

Great Western Rolling Mill, 1864

1906 photo of rolling mill crew, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image

Gartshore & Cowie Iron Works, 1870

Gartshore and Cowie Factory, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Gartshore Cast Iron Pipe, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Rolling Mills, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Gartshore graphic | view image

W.W. Grant Sail Loft, 1869

Grant Sail Loft | view image
Grant Sail Loft on Water, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Grant Sail ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Burlington Glass Company, 1874

Burlington Glass graphic, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Burlington Glass certificate, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Hamilton Glass Company, 1864

Hamilton Glass jars, John | view image

Hamilton Industrial Works, 1878

Hamilton Industrial Works invoice | view image
Hamilton Industrial Works site - Bertozzi | view image

Hamilton Tool Manufacturing Company, 1872

Tool Manufactoring, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Hamilton Tool Site, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Spring Brewery, 1842

Spring Brewery, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Grant's Spring Brewery at Bay St. 1929, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Hamilton Spring Brewery Ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Harper-Presnail Cigar Company, 1913

Harper Employees, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Harper-Presnail Cigar Company Site, Rob Kristofferson | view image

Hamilton Gas Light Company

Hamilton Gas Light building, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Hamilton Gas Light site, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

W.G. Dunn and Company, c. 1875

Canada Coffee and Spice Mills graphic | view image

Hamilton Dairy & Creamery Company, 1907

Hamilton Dairy graphic, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Empire Foundry, c. 1864

Empire Foundry, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Tuckett & Billings Tobacco Manufactory, 1866

Child Labour at Tucketts in 1910, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Tuckett ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Tuckett Manufactory graphic, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Tuckett Tobacco, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Tucketts Tobacco casing room workers, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
A mid-day scene at Tuckett Tobacco Factory Works | view image

E. Van Allen & Company, c. 1890

E. Van Allen and Co. Factory graphic | view image

Hamilton Coach Factory, 1842

Carriage-Spring Manufactory Ad| view image


20th Century Industry Tour

Peller Brewing Company, 1947

A Peller worker, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Peller workers, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Peller plant, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Peller employees examining machine, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

W.R. Carpenter Canada Ltd., 1942

W.R. Carpenter plant | view image

Coffield Washer Company Ltd., c. 1920

Coffield Washer ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
A Coffield washer | view image

Deering Harvester, 1902

International Harvester plant drawing, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Deering car ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Deering car advertisement, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Farm machinery graphic | view image
Harvester ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Oliver Chilled Plow, 1910

Oliver plant graphic, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
An Oliver plow | view image

Hamilton Blast Furnace Company, 1895 (Stelco)

Stelco open hearth drawing, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Stelco logo, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Stelco interior, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Stelco exterior, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Stelco blast furnace workers, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image

Baynes Carriage Company (Air Liquide)

Wholesale carriage advertisement graphic, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Carr Fastener Company, 1921

Carr Fastener plant, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Berlin Machine Works, 1908

Berlin logo, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Berlin machinery, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Dominion Steel Castings Company, 1912 (Dofasco)

Dofasco Grinder Poses with Huge Iron Casting, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Dominion Plant Drawing, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Labour Day Parade, 1946, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Dominion logo, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Dominion washroom, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Dominion galvanizer, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Dominion conveyer, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Dofasco tin flippers, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image

Hamilton Bridge Works Company, 1894

Bridge Works travelling crane, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Hamilton Bridge Works plant drawing, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Hamilton Bridge Works bridge lifting, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Hamilton Bridge Works ad | view image

Procter & Gamble, 1915

Procter and Gamble logo | view image
Crisco logo | view image
Truck unloading P&G products: White Naptha, Lenox and Gold Soap bars, Crisco, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Procter & Gamble plant, aerial view, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Procter & Gamble plant, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Union Drawn Steel, 1905

Union Drawn Steel factory drawing, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Union Drawn Steel factory interior, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Union Drawn Steel photo ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

National Steel Car Company Ltd., 1912

Car builders at National steel car in 1944, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
National Steel car frid ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
National Steel Car motor trucks ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Firestone Tire & Rubber Company of Canada, 1923

Firestone from air, looking north, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Firestone advertisement, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Firestone workers with tire, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Group of Workers at Firestone in 1922, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Man cutting rubber at Tirebuilder Firestone, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Working at Firestone, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image

Hamilton Waterworks, 1859 (Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology)

Waterworks exterior engraving | view image
Waterworks interior engraving | view image

Coca-Cola, 1929

Newspaper clipping about coke plant | view image
Coke truck, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Workers' Suburbs (Union Park c. 1900)

Building a bench, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image

Industrial Unionism (Steelworkers Hall)

Workers on the picket line | view image

Hoover Suction Sweeper Company of Canada, 1919 (Stadium Mall)

Hoover plant, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Hoover plant and ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Hoover advertisement | view image

Glendale Spinning Mills, 1916

Glendale engraving | view image

Diamond Flint Glass Company, 1891

Diamond Flint Glass, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Frost Wire Fence Company, 1904

Frost Wire Fence plant drawing, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Frost Wire Fence ad | view image
Canadian Made Wire advertisement | view image

Hoepfner Refining Company, 1899

Hoepfner Sovereign Potters, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Atkins Saw Advertisement, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Atkins logo, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Canada Steel Company, 1910

Canada Steel Company plant drawing, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Worker at Drophammer Forgee Slater or Burlington Steel 1950s, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Canada Steel Company ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Standard Underground Cable, 1911

Standard Underground plant drawing, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Standard Underground Cable text ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Standard Underground cable spools, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

American Can Company, 1904

American Can plant, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
American Can employees 1927, 50 Years of Accomplishment, Margaret J. Smith | view image

L.,S. & P. Sawyer and Company, 1856

Sawyer-Massey plant drawing, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Sawyer machine on wheels, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Cataract Power Company, c. 1896

Cataract Power Co. plant | view image
Cataract Power street facade| view image
Cataract station, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Cataract turbine, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Canadian Otis Elevator Company Ltd,. 1902

Canadian Otis lift| view image
Canadian Otis worker with electrics| view image

Studebaker Corporation, 1948

Workers at Studebaker in 1950s, McMaster University, Labour Studies | view image
Studebaker cars and factory, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Osborne-Killey Manufacturing Company, 1884

Osborne-Killey pump ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Osborne-Killey building, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Osborne-Killey fire engine ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Hamilton Wheel Works, 1879

Hamilton Wheel Works, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Hamilton Wheel Works engraving, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Hamilton Wheel Works ad | view image

Hamilton Cotton Company, 1880

Hamilton Cotton Co. plant drawing, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image
Hamilton Cotton Co. ad, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives | view image

Malcolm & Souter Furniture Company Ltd., 1885

Malcolm & Souter group photo of workers | view image
Malcolm & Souter factory | view image
Malcolm & Souter table | view image
Malcolm & Souter furniture ad | view image