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Photos of Carlaw the Man and Street

These pictures do not fit neatly into any category but they are neat. Major Carlaw is listed as “capitalist”. In those days that was considered a very good thing indeed…at least by the “better half”.

The magnificent facial hair that men of the era loved fell out of favour during the great influenza pandemic of 1918-19. Mustaches were then scene unsanitary and hotbeds of flu “germs”

John Anderson Carlaw

John Anderson Carlaw for whom Carlaw Avenue was named.


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Welcome to the Leslieville Historical Society's website. Please feel free to join us, to ask questions, to attend walking tours and other events, and to celebrate Leslieville's past while creating our future. Guy Anderson, President, Leslieville Historical Society and Joanne Doucette, local historian and webmaster.

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