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Mill Workers, Streetsville
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Title: Mill Workers, Streetsville
Identifier: MC0627
Date of Original Photo: Early 1900s
Image Type: B&W Photo, 12.5x17 cm.
Subject: Mills and mill work - Ontario - Streetsville (Mississauga)
Donor: Sid Irvine

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Description: Workers at the woollen mills in Creditvale pose for a photograph in the early 1900s. In the front row, fourth from the right, is Mrs. Alex Hammond, sister of Sid Irvine. Creditvale (or Credit Vale) was originally known as Barberton. The thriving woollen mills begun there in the 1840s by William and Robert Barber had gone into receivership in the 1880s, but continued to operate on an intermittent basis through companies such as Streetsville Woollen Company and Oriental Textiles Limited. The mills were converted to flour production near the beginning of World War I when they became part of Toronto Milling Company.
Agency: Mississauga Library System