The Thomas Bouckley Collection

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The Thomas Bouckley Collection at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is a photographic collection compiled by Thomas Bouckley which focuses on the history of Oshawa. It consists of over 4,000 prints and corresponding negatives. Of this number, 2,283 photographs and negatives are catalogued and actively used for exhibitions, and by the public for research.

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Happy Throwback Thursday from the Billiard Room in the Oshawa YMCA in 1912. Inside of the billiard room with various men in attendance, located at 53 Simcoe Street South. This room was on the second floor of a building on simcoe street south connected to the Y.M.C.A. by a walkway. The building later became part of a general printers.

Throwback Thursday! This photograph records the accident when Pilot Cadet Weiss lost control of his plane and crashed into the third floor of a building on the north side of King Street west. Weiss was stationed at Leaside and was flying in C526 on a training exercise when he lost control. After knocking some bricks off the building, the plane became suspended on the hydro wires. The pilot was unhurt (he simply climbed up the wing onto the roof of the building) and the only injury was caused… Three Floor, Knock Knock, Vintage Photos, Louvre, Public, Throwback Thursday, Photo And Video, History, Street

Throwback Thursday! This photograph records the accident when Pilot Cadet Weiss lost control of his plane and crashed into the third floor of a building on the north side of King Street west. Weiss was stationed at Leaside and was flying in C526 on a training exercise when he lost control. After knocking some bricks off the building, the plane became suspended on the hydro wires. The pilot was unhurt (he simply climbed up the wing onto the roof of the building) and the only injury was caused…

Throwback Thursday! A "cowgirl" on parade downtown Oshawa. The girl is dressed in a western costume, riding a pinto down Simcoe Street in parade, perhaps for a Wild West show or a circus parade. The buildings in the background, left to right, are the corner of Dominion Bank, Germond's Barber Shop and T.B. Mitchell's Drug Store.  "Cow Girl" On Parade c.1910. Photograph from the Thomas Bouckley Collection Western Costumes, Wild West Show, Horse Riding, Fun Facts, Photograph, Museum, Cow Girl, Drug Store, Horses

Throwback Thursday! A "cowgirl" on parade downtown Oshawa. The girl is dressed in a western costume, riding a pinto down Simcoe Street in parade, perhaps for a Wild West show or a circus parade. The buildings in the background, left to right, are the corner of Dominion Bank, Germond's Barber Shop and T.B. Mitchell's Drug Store. "Cow Girl" On Parade c.1910. Photograph from the Thomas Bouckley Collection

Throwback Thursday! Thomas Bouckley was an avid fisherman and went on annual fishing trips with friends. In this photo, c. 1942, he is in uniform. Making it most likely to have been taken while he was in the service and posted in British Columbia. The Walleye, Sauger and Northern Pike season open this Saturday on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Happy fishing! Happy Fishing, Fishing Trips, St Lawrence, The St, Throwback Thursday, British Columbia, Ontario, To Go, Seasons

Throwback Thursday! Thomas Bouckley was an avid fisherman and went on annual fishing trips with friends. In this photo, c. 1942, he is in uniform. Making it most likely to have been taken while he was in the service and posted in British Columbia. The Walleye, Sauger and Northern Pike season open this Saturday on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Happy fishing!

Happy Throw Back Thursday! King Street West, looking West, People walk around King St., while construction continues. Note the "Ladies Grill" at the Central Hotel. Thursday, Street View, Construction, King, Note, History, Gallery, Happy, People

Happy Throw Back Thursday! King Street West, looking West, 1963. People walk around King St. W., while construction continues. Note the "Ladies Grill" at the Central Hotel.

Happy Throw Back Thursday! Wheeled Trolley on the Pier, M. Smith and B. Daniels play with the freight trolley on the pier. The Pioneer Cemetery is in the background, identified by the grove of trees. Cemetery, Thursday, Trees, Play, History, Happy, Vintage, Collection, Arbor Tree

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The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) houses The Thomas Bouckley Collection of historical Oshawa, ON photographs. Share your images and help create a visual history of the city.

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) houses The Thomas Bouckley Collection of historical Oshawa, ON photographs. Share your images and help create a visual history of the city. Stuck In The Mud, Pictures, Photos, Street, House Styles, Gallery, Roads, Thursday, Vehicle

Vintage Oshawa

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) houses The Thomas Bouckley Collection of historical Oshawa, ON photographs. Share your images and help create a visual history of the city.

Boys at Play, c. 1910 - Five boys pretend to be “, using a dock in the snow as a canoe and their hockey sticks as canoe paddles. Canoe Paddles, Hockey Sticks, Snow, Play, History, Gallery, Boys, Vintage, Collection

Vintage Oshawa

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) houses The Thomas Bouckley Collection of historical Oshawa, ON photographs. Share your images and help create a visual history of the city.

Playing Hockey, c. 1940 - This photo was taken at the back of Ontario Laundry, which was on Celina at Athol. Pictured here are 3 uncles of Brenda Joy Lem (photo source): George (the oldest), Uncle Edward (middle), and Uncle Norm (the youngest). Ontario, Hockey, Laundry, Old Things, Middle, Joy, History, Gallery, Pictures

Vintage Oshawa

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) houses The Thomas Bouckley Collection of historical Oshawa, ON photographs. Share your images and help create a visual history of the city.

Dupont Hockey Team, 1919 - Eleven team members pose for their photograph on the open-air ice rink near General Motors at Division and Elgin Street. This hockey team was the American Championship Team, Ice Rink, Hockey Teams, General Motors, Division, Photograph, Poses, History, American, Street

Vintage Oshawa

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) houses The Thomas Bouckley Collection of historical Oshawa, ON photographs. Share your images and help create a visual history of the city.

Camelot Club Dance, 1939 - The “Camelot Dance” held in the Masonic Temple on Centre Street took place during winter/spring Photo source (R. Henry Reed) indicated that most of the young people. Masonic Temple, People Dancing, Winter Springs, Young People, The Unit, Dance, History, Concert, Centre

Vintage Oshawa

Camelot Club Dance, 1939 - The “Camelot Dance” held in the Masonic Temple on Centre Street took place during winter/spring 1939. Photo source (R. Henry Reed) indicated that most of the young people...

Throw Back Thursday!s Arena - Laying the Oak Floor, crew who lay the oak floor in the arena pose for a picture. A sign hanging on the wall at the right of the picture edge states “No Smoking or Spitting Allowed. Hanging Signs, Your Image, Thursday, Smoking, Floor, Poses, History, Concert, Gallery

Vintage Oshawa

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) houses The Thomas Bouckley Collection of historical Oshawa, ON photographs. Share your images and help create a visual history of the city.

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) houses The Thomas Bouckley Collection of historical Oshawa, ON photographs. Antique Photos, Old Photos, Canadian Winter, Red River, Winter Solstice, Vintage Postcards, Family Portraits, Front Row, Vintage Antiques

Vintage Oshawa

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) houses The Thomas Bouckley Collection of historical Oshawa, ON photographs. Share your images and help create a visual history of the city.

Bishop Bethune Girls, 1895 - This photo shows a row of girls, identified as Bishop Bethune students, walking in pairs east on King Street with the Oshawa House hotel in the background. The Row, Street, City, Gallery, Girls, Students, Ships, Walking, House

Vintage Oshawa

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) houses The Thomas Bouckley Collection of historical Oshawa, ON photographs. Share your images and help create a visual history of the city.

Goyne’s Barber Shop, c. shop was just south of the Crystal Theatre on Simcoe Street south. Approximately, where Core 21 is located today. Barber Shop, Your Image, Theatre, Core, Crystal, History, Street, Gallery, Prints

Vintage Oshawa

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) houses The Thomas Bouckley Collection of historical Oshawa, ON photographs. Share your images and help create a visual history of the city.