LH1598 Pedlar People Ltd. World War II
Description
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Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Black-and-white photo of the original photo of Pedlar People staff during World War II.

Gentleman in white coat, bottom left is Orville MacInally. The inscription on the photograph has his named misspelled.
Notes
The Pedlar People Ltd. began as a small store on the corner of Bond and Simcoe Sts. in the 1840s by Henry Pedlar. Eventually a sheet metal plant was built behind the store, which was taken over by his son, George H. Pedlar. George Pedlar bought a large piece of land at the corner of Simcoe and John Sts. which expanded rapidly leading the firm to be incorporated in 1911. In 1920 the plant was moved to a new location on the east side of Simcoe Street South at First Avenue. The land on John St. was sold to Oshawa to be used for Memorial Park.

During World War II, like many of its contemporaries, Pedlar People employed female workers for the factory to replace their male counterparts who had gone to serve overseas.
Inscriptions
"WWII Pedlar People Ltd. Mel Terry, 2 Orville MacMally, 1-Ed Hembley 7 Sept 45"
Date of Original
September, 1945
Dimensions
Width: 15 cm
Height: 10 cm
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
MacInally, Orville (1890-1965) ; Terry, Melbourne Wesley (1908-1962)
Corporate Name(s)
Pedlar People Limited
Local identifier
LH1598
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.90012 Longitude: -78.84957
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Location of Original
PHOTO BUS B-003 000196
Terms of Use
please credit Oshawa Public Libraries, Local History Collection
Contact
Oshawa Public Libraries
Email:nadams@oshawalibrary.on.ca
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Nicole Adams, Local History and Genealogy Librarian
65 Bagot Street
Oshawa, ON L1H 1N2
905-579-6111 EXT 5253
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LH1598 Pedlar People Ltd. World War II


Black-and-white photo of the original photo of Pedlar People staff during World War II.

Gentleman in white coat, bottom left is Orville MacInally. The inscription on the photograph has his named misspelled.