Vintage Animal Photographs in Toronto

This week, I was browsing the Toronto Archives and found a lot of great vintage animal photographs of people with their pets and other animals in Toronto.

We do our weekly column helping the North Toronto Cat Shelter find loving homes so I thought it would be cool to look back at people with their pets. The breeds and the circumstances surrounding the pics are pretty cool to see. I love the shots of “The Moose Man”, the pet raccoon and the photo of the “Gypsies” with their pet dogs.

Let us know via social media what cool things you notice in this week’s collection of vintage photographs.

Wychwood ravine. - 1907 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Wychwood ravine. – 1907
Aviatrix Miss Cassidy at Victory Bond Rally, Queen's Park. - [1915?] - Vintage Animal Photographs
Aviatrix Miss Cassidy at Victory Bond Rally, Queen’s Park. – [1915?]
Woman with small dog. - 1908 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Woman with small dog. – 1908
Wolf brought into government office by Joe La Flamme, "The Moose Man" - 194? - Vintage Animal Photographs
Wolf brought into government office by Joe La Flamme, “The Moose Man” – 194?
Winter Fair, Gay Air Barry, Bernice Wilson, 24 [Tishester], Hill 1562 - November 23, 1930 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Winter Fair, Gay Air Barry, Bernice Wilson, 24 [Tishester], Hill 1562 – November 23, 1930
Winter Fair - woman holding three kittens - November 20, 1930 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Winter Fair – woman holding three kittens – November 20, 1930
Winter Fair - November 20, 1930 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Winter Fair – November 20, 1930
Whippet racing, start, five dogs. - April 18, 1925 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Whippet racing, start, five dogs. – April 18, 1925
Two men in boat, fishing 193? - Vintage Animal Photographs
Two men in boat, fishing 193?
TTommy Lytle, grandson of Andrew G. Andy Lytle, with a dog 195? - Vintage Animal Photographs
Tommy Lytle, grandson of Andrew G. Andy Lytle, with a dog 195?
Soldiers at Camp Borden. - 1915 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Soldiers at Camp Borden. – 1915
Ski-ing, girl with dog seated on post. - January 17, 1926 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Ski-ing, girl with dog seated on post. – January 17, 1926
Rudy Vallee, with two dogs 193? - Vintage Animal Photographs
Rudy Vallee, with two dogs 193?
Pets Parade, Whitey, Gabriel Humble, age 10. - April 2, 1929 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Pets Parade, Whitey, Gabriel Humble, age 10. – April 2, 1929
Pets Parade, Nellie, Mary Smith, age 11. - April 2, 1929 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Pets Parade, Nellie, Mary Smith, age 11. – April 2, 1929
Pets Parade, Mickey, Charlie Ellis, age 13. - April 2, 1929 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Pets Parade, Mickey, Charlie Ellis, age 13. – April 2, 1929
Pets Parade, Maggie, Lloyd Wallace, age 12. - April 2, 1929 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Pets Parade, Maggie, Lloyd Wallace, age 12. – April 2, 1929
Pets Parade, Ginger, Audrey Ellis, age 13. - April 2, 1929 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Pets Parade, Ginger, Audrey Ellis, age 13. – April 2, 1929
Pets Parade, Buddy, Lenore Triller, age 13. - April 2, 1929 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Pets Parade, Buddy, Lenore Triller, age 13. – April 2, 1929

Pets Parade, [Son Hi], Joan [Lemon], age 6. - April 2, 1929 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Pets Parade, [Son Hi], Joan [Lemon], age 6. – April 2, 1929
Pekingese dogs, [Billy Coo], [Pun Chew], Eastern Beauty. - March 16, 1929 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Pekingese dogs, [Billy Coo], [Pun Chew], Eastern Beauty. – March 16, 1929

Nat Turofsky with dogs 1935-55 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Nat Turofsky with dogs 1935-55
Mr. Townsend and Sport (dog) Original negative by A.S. Goss 1911 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Mr. Townsend and Sport (dog) Original negative by A.S. Goss 1911
Moss Park pet show, group with pets april 2 1948 - Vintage Animal Photographs
Moss Park pet show, group with pets april 2 1948
Milton (?), rock bluff and car, Marjorie Laing. - May 26, 1929
Milton (?), rock bluff and car, Marjorie Laing. – May 26, 1929
Mickey Lester, CKEY 195?
Mickey Lester, CKEY 195?
Mary Clarke and Florence Dunn, 41 Marmaduke Street. - September 23, 1929
Mary Clarke and Florence Dunn, 41 Marmaduke Street. – September 23, 1929
Maple syrup, girls offering dogs drinks of sap. - March 27, 1926
Maple syrup, girls offering dogs drinks of sap. – March 27, 1926
M. Laing & MacIntyre police dog, car. - December 13, 1925
M. Laing & MacIntyre police dog, car. – December 13, 1925
Lou Turofsky near cabin in woods 193?
Lou Turofsky near cabin in woods 193?
Log house, Oakville. - [1908?]
Log house, Oakville. – [1908?]
Lakefield, Miss Laing and cat. - November 10, 1924
Lakefield, Miss Laing and cat. – November 10, 1924
Lakefield, cat reaching for food. - November 10, 1924
Lakefield, cat reaching for food. – November 10, 1924
Kew beach ice scenes, JHB and dog Tinker. - January 27, 1929
Kew beach ice scenes, JHB and dog Tinker. – January 27, 1929
Joe La Flamme, The Moose Man with moose 194?
Joe La Flamme, The Moose Man with moose 194?
J. H. Boyd, dog "Tinker" on hind feet. - January 22, 1928
J. H. Boyd, dog “Tinker” on hind feet. – January 22, 1928
Hunters and dogs on muddy Bathurst Street north of St. Clair Avenue West. - [between 1907 and 1908]
Hunters and dogs on muddy Bathurst Street north of St. Clair Avenue West. – [between 1907 and 1908]
House and family, Queensville. - 1922
House and family, Queensville. – 1922
Holiday trip, Lakefield, cat picking up kittens aug 17 1930
Holiday trip, Lakefield, cat picking up kittens aug 17 1930
Gypsy camp showing a woman, children and dogs oct 12 1918
Gypsy camp showing a woman, children and dogs oct 12 1918
Guests at Booth-Croft wedding, St. Paul's Church. - April 2, 1913
Guests at Booth-Croft wedding, St. Paul’s Church. – April 2, 1913
Grimsby, car, close, Tinker. - May 12, 1929
Grimsby, car, close, Tinker. – May 12, 1929
Greyhound 1930?
Greyhound 1930?
Pets Parade, Duke, Charlie Roberston, age 11. - April 2, 1929
Pets Parade, Duke, Charlie Roberston, age 11. – April 2, 1929
Exhibition, Tex Tressler and pet raccoon, back. - September 5, 1923
Exhibition, Tex Tressler and pet raccoon, back. – September 5, 1923
Exhibition, dogs, "Nydia", St Bernard female, W. R. Hibberd, [Pauvale] Ambrigola, Pom, Walkerton, Mrs. J. W. Bruce, Toronto. - September 2, 1924
Exhibition, dogs, “Nydia”, St Bernard female, W. R. Hibberd, [Pauvale] Ambrigola, Pom, Walkerton, Mrs. J. W. Bruce, Toronto. – September 2, 1924
Dog Show, Kingswood I. B. E., James Cassina, Toronto. - March 29, 1929
Dog Show, Kingswood I. B. E., James Cassina, Toronto. – March 29, 1929
Dog guards open touring car. - [1912?]
Dog guards open touring car. – [1912?]
Deer possibly belonging to Joe La Flamme, The Mosse Man 194?
Deer possibly belonging to Joe La Flamme, The Mosse Man 194?
D. D. Reid's home, North Toronto Station. - [ca. 1910]
D. D. Reid’s home, North Toronto Station. – [ca. 1910]
CNE, Warriors' Parade, Naval Men and bulldog. - August 24, 1929
CNE, Warriors’ Parade, Naval Men and bulldog. – August 24, 1929
CNE, cat show, Paddy, Mrs. Robert Huckle, Toronto. - August 27, 1929
CNE, cat show, Paddy, Mrs. Robert Huckle, Toronto. – August 27, 1929
CNE, cat show, Champion Lady Wonder Gal, Mrs. E.G. Fessenden, Toronto aug 26 1930
CNE, cat show, Champion Lady Wonder Gal, Mrs. E.G. Fessenden, Toronto aug 26 1930
CNE, cat show, Bunny Findlay, Mrs. Bessie Fischer, Detroit. - August 27, 1929
CNE, cat show, Bunny Findlay, Mrs. Bessie Fischer, Detroit. – August 27, 1929
CNE, cat show, [Kiniemuir] Robin, Miss H.M. Elliot, Toronto. - August 27, 1929
CNE, cat show, [Kiniemuir] Robin, Miss H.M. Elliot, Toronto. – August 27, 1929
Clarkson rabbit hunt, hunters with hounds. - January 18, 1930
Clarkson rabbit hunt, hunters with hounds. – January 18, 1930
Circus or theatre group. - [ca. 1912]
Circus or theatre group. – [ca. 1912]
Children of William Albert %22Bill%22 Harris with Lassie at the CNE 1955
Children of William Albert Bill Harris with Lassie at the CNE 1955
Cat Show, Prince Snowball, Mrs Amy Hall, Toronto. - January 23, 1929
Cat Show, Prince Snowball, Mrs Amy Hall, Toronto. – January 23, 1929
Cat Show, Lady Moonbeam, Mrs. A. G. Crysdale, Toronto. - January 23, 1929
Cat Show, Lady Moonbeam, Mrs. A. G. Crysdale, Toronto. – January 23, 1929

Cat Show, [Bonny] Boy, Mrs. G. L. Graves, Toronto. - January 23, 1929
Cat Show, [Bonny] Boy, Mrs. G. L. Graves, Toronto. – January 23, 1929
C.N.E., Cats, Sovereign King, Persian, Mrs. [Contandra], Toronto. - August 30, 1928
C.N.E., Cats, Sovereign King, Persian, Mrs. [Contandra], Toronto. – August 30, 1928
C.N.E., Cats, Paddy, Persian, Mrs. Robert [Huckle], Toronto. - August 30, 1928
C.N.E., Cats, Paddy, Persian, Mrs. Robert [Huckle], Toronto. – August 30, 1928
C.N.E., Cats, [Sir Crushing], Persian, Mrs. H. Ainsworth, Toronto. - August 30, 1928
C.N.E., Cats, [Sir Crushing], Persian, Mrs. H. Ainsworth, Toronto. – August 30, 1928
C.N.E., Cats, [Hu Stich], Siamese, Mrs. [Stroud], Toronto. - August 30, 1928
C.N.E., Cats, [Hu Stich], Siamese, Mrs. [Stroud], Toronto. – August 30, 1928

Briny the bull and Jerry the goat, leaders at the Union Stock Yards. - 1909
Briny the bull and Jerry the goat, leaders at the Union Stock Yards. – 1909
Boy with dog 195?
Boy with dog 195?
Belgian Police Dog and puppies. - November 12, 1924
Belgian Police Dog and puppies. – November 12, 1924
Bank of Montreal, Ian Fraser and dog sept 9 1949
Bank of Montreal, Ian Fraser and dog sept 9 1949

 

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