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McLeod's Shoe Store fonds
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2 b&w photographs
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W.A. McLeod came to Rat Portage as an employee of the C.P.R. in 1882. However, by 1884 he had entered the shoe business. The business was operated in several locations. In 1895, the store was located on Second Street. By 1900, it had become part of Gardner Rice and McLeod General Store. Between 1902 and 1912, the shoe business was suspended and Mr. McLeod was involved in an insurance enterprise. In 1912, the shoe business was reopened in the McLeod Block on Main Street. W.A. McLeod's son, William McLeod went into business with his father when he returned from Service overseas after WW I. Both McLeod's were active in the civic affairs of the Lake of the Woods district.
These photographs were donated to the Dugald Costume Museum by the Lake of the Woods Museum in March of 1989.
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The collection consists of two large black and white photographs depicting the interior of the McLeod's Shoe Store, ca.1912 - 1922. One view depicts the front of the store and the other is oriented towards the back. Two staff members can be seen in the photographs.
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No reproduction or publication without the permission of the Costume Museum of Canada.
The finding aids for these photographs are the catalogue cards for PHO-C72 and the photograph collection photocopies.
The photographs are contemporary copy prints of older photographs. Each measures 25.3 x 20 cm.
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