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PHOTOGRAPH


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Ireland House at Oakridge Farm
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Nom de l'objet : PHOTOGRAPH
Classification de l'objet : DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Catégorie de l'objet : COMMUNICATION ARTIFACTS
Discipline : Local History
Matériaux : paper, board
Numéro d'accession : 989.1.67 b
Nom de la collection : ARCHIVAL
Province d'origine : Ontario
Pays d'origine : Canada
Date de début de production : 1910
Description :

A strip of black and white photographs of George Ireland, all head shots. Three of five pictures are missing, having been cut from the strip that originally was glued to the mat board. The remaining photographs are isolated by a circular opening in the black mat board framing the strip of images. The middle and third image is George looking straight at the camera, with his head facing to his proper left. He is wearing a hat and holds an umbrella in his proper right hand and a pipe in his proper left hand. The last and fifth image is George looking straight at the camera, wearing a bowler hat. Each circular opening in the mat board is accented by indented decorative scroll designs. Remaining images are identical to a complete strip of photographs accessioned as 987.2.547.

Fonctions :

George Ireland (1885-1972) was the 10th child of 12 born to John and Eliza Ireland. After his father's death in 1904, George bought Oakridge farm from his siblings who were still living at home. He was a farmer, businessman and a member of the Holstein Breeders' Association.

In 1917, George took over the farm. That same year he married Lucy Davis Springer, the youngest of 14 children born to David Springer and Elizabeth Ghent, who lived nearby on Dundas Street. George and Lucy had one child, Lucie Marie, born in 1923.

During the 1960s, George retired from farming. Before his death, portions of the farm had gradually been sold. M.M. Robinson High School and the Halton Board of Education are approximate locations of where the farm fields were. The remaining acreage was sold for housing developments. George kept the house and about four acres of the remaining land. George passed away in 1972, leaving the farmhouse and property to his only child, Marie.

Hauteur : 7.5
Largeur : 21
Unité de mesure linéaire : CM
Sujet ou image : George Ireland
Établissement : Ireland House at Oakridge Farm
Ville de l'établissement : Burlington
Province de l'établissement : Ontario
Site web de l'établissement : http://museumsofburlington.ca/ireland-house  

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