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.

1900
1900

Three years too early to have a leather plate. Still, a great photo.

1906
1906

Rubber plate on a car in Toronto.

1906
1906

A 1902 Northern as seen in Toronto's High Park. Note the low-number rubber plate.

1910
1910

High Park, Toronto, with a rubber plate visible on an automobile.

1911
1911

Ottawa's first fire engine. Note the dealer plate.

1911
1911

A motorist harvests corn.

1912
1912

Low number Ontario plate on a car mired in mud.

1912
1912

Thomas Wilby pours Atlantic water into the Pacific at the terminus of the Red Route.

1912
1912

Lady driving an unidentified automobile.

1915
1915

Plate #25 just visible on the front of a stranded vehicle in Middlesex County, Ontario.

1915
1915

Culloden, Ontario is too small to have a pennant. Maybe he drove from Culloden, Scotland?

1917
1917

Commercial Ontario plate in use on an ambulance.

1920
1920

Ford Model T with a broken drive axle and a low Ontario plate.

1922
1922

No. 20 Fire Station, Keele Street, Toronto. Note the 1922 commercial plates.

1923
1923

No. 20 Fire Station, Keele Street, Toronto. Note the 1923 commercial plates.

1927
1927

Charles Lindbergh visits Ontario.

1928
1928

A Toronto police officer keeps a watchful eye.

1932
1932

Man driving a Ford Model A.

1932
1932

Gray Coach Lines bus, complete with 1932 commercial and PCV plates.

1934
1934

Short plate in use on a Chevrolet Sedan.

1938
1938

A promotional picture outside a Toronto Packard dealership.

1939
1939

Royal tour support vehicles as seen in a Toronto motorcade.

1939
1939

When a service station actually offered service.

1941
1941

Ontario Forces plate attached to a training tank at a domestic military base.

1949
1949

Traffic scene in Windsor, at the mouth of the border tunnel.

1949
1949

A new plate mounted to a shiny 1948 Ford sedan used by the RCMP.

1949
1949

A wider angle view of the '48 Ford RCMP cruiser.

1949
1949

Colour street scene in Toronto.

1950
1950

Leo Reise, of the Detroit Red Wings, works as a travelling sales agent in the summer.

1950
1950

A young couple refers to their map along the Rockcliffe Parkway in Ottawa.

1950s
1950s

Corner of Carling and Richmond, former junction of Highways 15 and 17, in Ottawa.