Russell, Ontario : The Russell Restaurant about 1926
The 17 photos on this page were found in the same envelope and were purchased at a flea market
in Smiths Falls, Ontario, summer of 2004. None of the people are identified, and indeed, the only
identification is the "Russell Restaurant" sign. The people standing in front of the restaurant are
obviously members of the staff, and the man in the suit (second photo) must be the owner.
The eight photos of people with automobiles seem to be connected
to the owner of the Russell Restaurant, as he appears in the first automobile photo, leaning against the
front of a roadster. The license plate in the third automobile photo is visible with a magnifying glass (but
not on the screen) as a Quebec license of 1926.
The restaurant and automobile photos seem to have been taken at different times (the automobile photos are a little
bit darker), but seem to be all from the 1920's. The sale of wine and beer in the restaurant surprised me
-- didn't Canada have prohibition?
Does anyone know the makes and models of the cars below?
Can you provide names, comments or corrections?
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