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Toronto, Red Cross quarters.
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- Jarrett, Gordon H.
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4 photographs : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm.
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Bettie Bernice Wilson was born in Hamilton (Ontario) in 1917 to David Thomas Wilson and Monica Elesta Robinson. Wilson enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division on March 31, 1942, she completed her basic training at the No. 6 "M." Depot in Toronto (Ontario), her trade training at No. 1 Technical Training School in St. Thomas (Ontario), and was posted in 1942 at the No. 16 Service Flying Training School (SFTS) Hagersville (Ontario). She was discharged on September 8, 1945. Bettie Bernice Wilson died in Galt (now Cambridge, Ontario) in 2000 and was buried in Mountview Cemetery.
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Photographs taken at the Red Cross quarters in Toronto and showing several persons posing with promotional posters for donations in different attitudes. Two photographs show two women holding a promotional poster for Toronto donation campaigns, one photograph shows a man placing a Red Cross pin on one of the women's lapels while the other woman observes, and one photograph shows a woman giving a donation to another one while a third one observes.
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Purchased from Lord Durham Rare Books in 2021.
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Photographs contain handwritten annotations that read "Toronto - Red Cross Quarters." Photographs also contain a stamp that reads "Publicity and Commercial photography. Gordon H. Jarrett. 45 Avenue Road. Toronto - Ont. Day - MI. 4182 :-: Evenings - KI. 1917."
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Described by CGD in 2021.
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