exploring history

a photograph from the NOTL Museum taken in 1917 during a visit by Paderewski

Toronto. George Dunbar enjoys writing to editors. I can remember the first letter I saw in the Globe and Mail many years ago. In this particular case, George wrote to the editor about the Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) Museum’s article in the column “Exploring History” – [in the NOTL weekly, The Lake Report].

In his email, George writes, “This 1917 photograph featuring Jan Paderewski appeared in a Niagara-on-the-Lake weekly, The Lake Report, Nov.16.

“The following week, a letter-to-the-editor was published which indicates a certain connection to your loyal correspondent.

“I mention this only to illustrate how wonderful it can be to discover that some memories are refreshed by even hundred-year-old photographs.”

Above left is the photograph George mentions. Click on it to see his letter to the editor. This article suggests that newspaper archives are another source of material for photo historians. Browse your local newspaper(s) archives today.


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