Collection 2012.10 - Hobbs family Royal Flying Corps photograph collection

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Hobbs family Royal Flying Corps photograph collection

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CA ON00397 2012.10

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  • 1917 - 1918 (Creation)

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1 album of 62 photographs : b&w

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Originally donated to the Oshawa Community Museum and Archives by Joyce Hobbs in 2001. It had previously belonged to her husband, Robert Edward (Ted) Hobbs (1925-2001). Transferred to Deseronto Archives in August 2012.

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Album of photographs compiled by a member of the Hobbs family. Teddie Hobbs appears in one of the photographs and there is also a photograph of the grave of J. E. Hobbs. The majority of photographs are of the First World War Royal Flying Corps training camps in North America: Camps Borden and Mohawk in Ontario and Camp Taliaferro in Texas.

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The photographs have been digitized and are available on Flickr at

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Open for research

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One photograph depicting the aftermath of a lynching (presumably in the United States) was removed from the album and transferred to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee by the Oshawa Community Museum and Archives.

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Created October 10, 2012.

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