Fonds C 285

McCarthy Aero Service Limited fonds


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Title
McCarthy Aero Service Limited fonds
Dates of Creation
1917-[ca. 1920]
Physical Description

1132 photographs : black and white prints

5 photographs : black and white prints (mounted)

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of photographs created and/or accumulated by McCarthy Aero Service Limited.

The majority of photographs consist of aerial oblique images of various cities, towns and locations throughout Ontario, as well as some aerial photographs taken in Quebec and the United States. Also included are several larger sized prints, including a montage featuring Camp Borden. The majority of photographs were taken in 1919 or 1920, from an estimated height of between 200 and 300 feet; the Camp Borden photographs were taken at a height of approximately 5000 feet.

The majority of photographs depict views of southern Ontario cities and towns, including along the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Toronto, Ottawa and the Niagara Falls and Niagara River region. Photographs taken in Québec include images of Montréal, Vaudreuil, Coteau-du-Lac and Hull. American photographs include views of cities along the Canadian border, such as Detroit and Buffalo, as well as two aerial photographs of Fort Worth, Texas.

Fonds also includes photographs of aircraft created and/or accumulated by McCarthy Aero Service Limited. The majority of photographs depict a Curtiss Jn-4 aircraft in flight.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

McCarthy Aero Services was a New Liskeard, Ontario-based air transport and aerial survey firm in operation during the 1920's.

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McCarthy Aero Service Limited

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Custodial History

The records were donated to the Archives of Ontario in 1959 by W.A. Higgins of the Ontario Department of Highways.

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Former Codes

Accession number 2455.

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Reference Code Series Title
C 285-1 McCarthy Aero Service Limited oblique aerial photographs McCarthy Aero Service Limited oblique aerial photographs McCarthy Aero Service Limited oblique aerial photographs
C 285-2 McCarthy Aero Service Limited photographs of aircraft