From Flickr: “Mechanics Institute, Church St., n.e. cor. Adelaide St. E.; Interior, Reference Library” by Toronto Public Library Special Collections

April 14, 2015 Uncategorized

Staff at the Toronto Mechanics’ Institute (Church and Adelaide) in 1895. Originally the York Mechanics’ Institute, it opened in the 1830 "for the mutual improvement of its members in useful scientific knowledge… A library of reference and circulation will be formed." Many years later, it became the Toronto Public Library. Standing L to R: Eva Davis, Rose Ferguson, Elizabeth Moir, Hattie Pettit, Margaret McElderry, Margaret Graham, Frances Staton. Seated, L to R: Teresa O’Connor, Mina Wylie.

Creator: Unknown
Date: 1895
Identifier: X 71-4 Cab
Format: Ephemera
Rights: Public domain
Courtesy: Toronto Public Library.
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