Early Group Photo

ROM ReCollects


  • 1905 - 1914
  • group shot of guards, preparators, and Miss Hand

    The first guards and preparators with Miss Hand, cataloguer.

The guards had to dust the displays before opening the museums. Some of the men did double duty because they were skilled glaziers and fine carpenters. All we know of Miss Hand was that she wrote a letter asking to be allowed a lunch break. I am grateful to whoever had the idea of recording this group for posterity.