The above pic is the WORLD PREMIER EVENT that I alluded to earlier this week.
A 1904 silver gelatine print; mounted. (from a glass negative)
Commissioned by the E W Gillett Co Ltd. (Royal Yeast Cakes/Magic Baking Powder.)
The Great Toronto Fire, pic of Front Street West plant fire ruins, (1904)
by Galbraith Photostudio, with imprint of same at the lower right hand corner of mount. (Not shown.)
Pencil notation on verso detailing print .
Used in their Canada-wide newspaper/print advertising, noting fire damage.*
This pic*has been unshown in any other form including this pic, before now.
The pic shows their burned-out plant with a large banner crossing the front of same, alerting
wholesale customers that they continue in business and as to their temp location.
I have given The Toronto Public Library (Baldwin Room) a copy for their records
and will be doing same for The Toronto Achives and The Fisher Rare Book Library.
Regards, and many thanks to Mustapha for the assistance.
There will be in the future, the above pic with better resolution along with other views presently
being available at the Toronto Archives site. I wil give Mustapha the disk that was
copied for me by The Baldwin Room, so that the "smoke and mist has been cleared"
thereby giving the best image.
That photo, JT, will certainly become a valued contribution to the history of that devastating fire.
Hope you will reveal more of its discovery and provenance.