Britain drew on the Empire to fight in the trenches. Men poured in by the hundreds of thousands from what are now the countries of India and Pakistan… thought they were not welcome as immigrants in Britain or the Dominions of Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
internet canadiansoldiersikhsdot ca/gallery.
William Peyton Hubbard, Canada’s first black politician
The Bicycling World and Motorcycle Review, 1915
Major Taylor (1878-1932) “Born November 26, 1878, in Indianapolis, Indiana, cyclist Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor began racing professionally when he was 18 years old. By 1900, Taylor held several major world records and competed in events around the globe. After 14 years of grueling competition and fending off intense racism, he retired at age 32. He died penniless in Chicago on June 21, 1932.” http://www.biography.com/people/marshall-walter-major-taylor
Everywoman’s World, April, 1917
Little Black Sambo, The Globe and Mail, Feb. 3, 1956
William Ruffin Abbott, The Globe, January 11, 1848
Interior, St Matthews Anglican Church, First Ave., Toronto, circa 1939
St Matthews Anglican Church, First Ave, Toronto, early 1920s — A play, Little Pink Lady, in the church. I. Midely.
The Junior Auxiliary of the Anglican Church was an organization somewhat similar to the Girl Guides or Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT), but with an emphasis on Anglican values.
These are posted here because young girls from Leslieville took part in this organization and the play, including the Tolchards.
The full text of Lindsey Barbee’s 1917 play for children, “The Little Pink Lady” is below.
The Canadian Architect and Builder [Vol. 2, no. 7 (July 1889)]
This history of St. Matthews Anglican Church is from 1924, about the time the play was produced.