Throwback Thursday: Manual Labour On Amelia Street

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Manual Labour On Amelia Street

Modern roadworks and construction are now largely taken care of by machinery, but it was once the case that many tasks used to be completed with human muscle, tenacity and apparently some impressive moustaches.

Here’s a picture from sometime in the 1890s showing some manual labour taking place on Amelia St., looking eastward from Parliament St.

Amelia Street looking east from Parliament Street
Creator: Unknown
Date: [189?]
Archival Citation: Fonds 200, Series 376, File 3, Item 8d
Credit: City of Toronto Archives
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required.

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