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Archival Oddities

Welland Canal Lantern Slide

Welland Canal Lantern Slide regarding the Port Colborne Bridge

Coloured cartoon slide entitled Life’s Little Worries – depicts the chief A.J. “with apologies” and refers to the traffic bridge in Port Colborne. A.J. is Alexander J. Grant (1863-1955). He was the engineer in charge of construction of the Welland Canal.

A lantern slide is a positive print of a photograph on a glass slide. Sometimes the photographic negatives were hand-colored to enhance them.