Collecting Ontario licence plates for 39 years
OLD STREET PHOTOGRAPHS of PLATES: 1900-1950
These are scans of old photographs, saved images from my searches over many years, or still captures from films.
New images will be added chronologically by date taken.
Three years too early to have a leather plate. Still, a great photo.
Rubber plate on a car in Toronto.
A 1902 Northern as seen in Toronto's High Park. Note the low-number rubber plate.
High Park, Toronto, with a rubber plate visible on an automobile.
Ottawa's first fire engine. Note the dealer plate.
A motorist harvests corn.
Low number Ontario plate on a car mired in mud.
Thomas Wilby pours Atlantic water into the Pacific at the terminus of the Red Route.
Lady driving an unidentified automobile.
Plate #25 just visible on the front of a stranded vehicle in Middlesex County, Ontario.
Culloden, Ontario is too small to have a pennant. Maybe he drove from Culloden, Scotland?
Commercial Ontario plate in use on an ambulance.
Ford Model T with a broken drive axle and a low Ontario plate.
No. 20 Fire Station, Keele Street, Toronto. Note the 1922 commercial plates.
No. 20 Fire Station, Keele Street, Toronto. Note the 1923 commercial plates.
Charles Lindbergh visits Ontario.
A Toronto police officer keeps a watchful eye.
Man driving a Ford Model A.
Gray Coach Lines bus, complete with 1932 commercial and PCV plates.
Short plate in use on a Chevrolet Sedan.
A promotional picture outside a Toronto Packard dealership.
Royal tour support vehicles as seen in a Toronto motorcade.
When a service station actually offered service.
Ontario Forces plate attached to a training tank at a domestic military base.
Traffic scene in Windsor, at the mouth of the border tunnel.
A new plate mounted to a shiny 1948 Ford sedan used by the RCMP.
A wider angle view of the '48 Ford RCMP cruiser.
Colour street scene in Toronto.
Leo Reise, of the Detroit Red Wings, works as a travelling sales agent in the summer.
A young couple refers to their map along the Rockcliffe Parkway in Ottawa.
Corner of Carling and Richmond, former junction of Highways 15 and 17, in Ottawa.