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Description found in Archives
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
14 cm of textual records.
ca. 6 film reels (37 min).
Scope and content
Fonds consists of photographs taken by various members of the Micklethwaite family. Included are advertising photos for transport companies and trucks; photos of Toronto, Ont. and vicinity; photos of Muskoka Lakes, 1910-1913; family photographs and group photos, [ca.1885-1983]. The fond also contains personal material relating to John Micklethwaite and his family, as well as some records relating to the family's photography studio in Toronto including correspondence, 1905-1984, a photography notebook, ca. 1930's, personal and war records, 1930's to 1980's, of John Micklethwaite, correspondence, 1903, membership certificates, 1920's to 1940's and business and personal records, 1910-1920's of Fred Micklethwaite and genealogical information relating to the Micklethwaite, Dewar and McKechnie families. Also included are films about John T. Hepburn Iron Company, [ca. 1950-1959], and newsreels from the German series Degeto-Weltspiegel, 1941-1950. Included in horizontal storage: certificates and degrees related to the Freemasons; a family tree including the Dewar, McKchnie, and Micklewaite families. All items are in container 2.
Photographs: No restrictions. Copyright on items less than 50 years old: National Archives of Canada. Copyright expired on items more than 50 years old. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.
Moving images: Reproduction and use in any form requires the written permission of the copyright holders.
Photographs: Vols. 1,2,3; File 1. Original business records and nitrate listing. Located in 2000775848. FA-093 (Paper)
Photographs: Vol. 1: Original alphabetical index. Vol. 2: Original 1897 Registry. Vol. 3: Original 1912 Odd Views List. Vol. 4: Original Muskoka Views subject index (copy in Photo A&R). Vol. 5: Original business record 1895-97. Vol. 6: Bound printout and item level records located in 2000775848. FA-093 (Paper)
Moving images: See MISACS for item level descriptions. (Electronic)
Biography / Administrative history
John Harold Micklethwaite, born 1916-09-07, came from a family of photographers. During the 1850s his great grandfather William Barton Micklethwaite practiced photography in Ireland. His grandfather Frank William Micklethwaite immigrated to Canada in the 1870s and established a career in photography in Toronto. His three sons Frank, Fred and Percy each worked for a time in the family studio. hen John Harold Micklethwaite's father, Fred, died in 1941, John carried on the family business. Although his family's specialization had been in portrait photography, John's specialty was commercial photography. His career was interrupted during W.W. II while he served in the R.C.A.F. Upon return from military service in 1945, he founded studio concentrating on commercial, advertising, and industrial photography.
Works located in: National Archives of Canada: 1982-144.
Received from John Micklethwaite and Gail Micklethwaite.
1. Commercial photography - Canada, [1903-1984] Toronto (Ont.), [1903-1984]
2. Photography - Canada, [1903-1984] Fred Micklethwaite, [1910-192-]
3. Photography - Studios and darkrooms, [1903-1984]
4. Business records - Ontario, [1903-1984]
5. Micklethwaite family - Genealogy, [1903-1984]
6. Mckechnie family - Genealogy, [1903-1984]
7. John Harold Micklethwaite - Correspondence, [1903-1984]
8. Business enterprises - Toronto, [1903-1984]
9. Family corporations - Ontario, [1903-1984]
10. Photography - Toronto, [1903-1984]
11. Photographic studios - Records, [1903-1984]
12. Photography - Societies, etc., [1903-1984]
13. Military service, 1910-1920.
Other system control no.
Related control no.
1. 1971-127 NPC
2. 1985-0538 MISA
3. 1985-273 NPC
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