World War I


This collection of images appeared in the Four Families, One War show in the TD Gallery at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St.) from November 1, 2014, to January 4, 2015. It examined the experiences of four Toronto families living through the first World War.



Toronto (Ont.)

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Toronto (Ont.)

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Items in the World War I Collection

WWI fundraising tags
A selection of badges and tags from WWI. The fronts appear on the first page, the backs on the second.

Red Cross garden party in grounds of Empringham Hotel
A Red Cross garden party, held in 1915 on the grounds of the Empringham Hotel (southwest corner of Danforth Ave. and Dawes Rd.) in Toronto. Margaret Empringham is in the middle.

Red Cross fundraising tag day
Shows Mrs H. Lloyd, M. Empringham, H. Grant, A. Stoba & T. Elliot.

Field message book
A hand-written diary of his time in the trenches.

Canadian Income War Tax Act, 1917
Page 43 of the 1917 Canadian Income War Tax Act