Bruce Murdoch Collection

Vernon Martin in Ryckman’s corners, August 1, 1959
Vernon Martin in Ryckman’s corners, 1959-08-01

From November 4, 1950 until August 28, 1965, Bruce Murdoch (ca1893-1966), a Spectator photographer, wrote and illustrated a weekly series of articles about small towns in Ontario. There is a complete index of this part of the collection. The photos capture a wide range of rural Ontario life in the transformative post-war years. His photographs and articles documented a vanishing way of life in Ontario as he sought out the oldest residents, oldest dwellings and told the story of the town. The Bruce Murdoch Collection is part of the Hamilton Spectator Collection.

Also available is a listing of the collection, alphabetized by town or subject.