Saturday, February 13, 2016

Alexandra Studio

Series consists of negatives produced by Lou and Nat Turofsky, Roy Mitchell, and Hal Crellin while assosiated with the Toronto-based commercial photography firm, Alexandra Studios. The photographs were commissioned by a diverse clientele, including Maple Leaf Gardens, Canadian National Exhibition, Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, City of Toronto, Toronto Transit Commission, Royal Alex Theatre, Wood Gundy, and the Ontario Motor League. There are photographs of schools, churches, hotels, medical facilities, and monuments; as well as commercial, financial, and municipal buildings. There are also photographs of sporting events, and informal and formal photographs of prominent local and visiting personalities.

 A Good Hotel dining room, ca. 1945
Adelaide Street West and Sheppard Street, 1946
Animal trainer Clyde Beatty in cage with tigers and lions
Ballet dancers in dressing room
Bay Street at Adelaide Street West, 1940s

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