Arts & Culture

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Local Artists

Mary Riter Hamilton

Mary Riter Hamilton created almost 300 pieces of art between 1919 and 1922, many of which documented the battlefields of the Great War. She died in Vancouver in 1954, and was interred in an unmarked grave next to her husband in Riverside Cemetery in Port Arthur.

 

As part of her estate, she bequeathed a 1906 painting to the city of Port Arthur called ‘Maternity’ in memory of her child and husband, which immediately caused a controversy and was put into storage for almost 40 years.


Local Authors

Lt. Stanley A. Rutledge

Lt. Stanley A. Rutledge BiographyNewspaper Article

Click on the images above for a brief bio of Lt. Rutledge and an accompanying newspaper article.

 

Pte. W.C. Millar

William Chisholm "Billie'' Millar's book is a highly personal account of his amazing six months in combat with one of the most decorated Canadian battalions of the First World War. His is a first-hand account of the months of stalemate following the Second Battle of Ypres, a period when Canadian forces, under persistent attack, gained valuable tactical and command experience.

Newspaper Article

TBPL Catalog Link

 Click on the images above for a brief article and a link to the book in TBPL collections.

 

Robert James Manion

Robert James Manion is the author of A Surgeon in Arms, a memoir from his years of service during the Great War.

Robert James Manion Web ArticleNewspaper Article

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the images above for a brief article and website

 

World War One Thunder Bay Centennial Landing Page Link 

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