Men With Pipes

For this project, we have scanned 868 images. About 9%, or 77 photographs, are portraits of individualĀ airmen. Of those, only two of the men chose to pose with a pipe.

While I don’t condone smoking, I do think posing with a pipe is an excellent choice when having your picture taken professionally.

See for yourself:

 

Close up of RAF Officer holding pipe.

Unknown Royal Air Force Officer, about 1940-1945. J. Gordon Henderson, photographer. A992.0003.481a. Rights: Public domain.

Close up of RAF Officer with pipe in his mouth.

Unknown Royal Air Force Officer, about 1940-1945. J. Gordon Henderson, photographer. A992.0003.520. Rights: Public domain.

 

Bonus pipe pic:

Group of men standing with three in centre wearing kilts & tartans holding bag pipes.

Opening of Elementary Training School at Sky Harbour, October 1940. J. Gordon Henderson, photographer. A992.0003.429. Rights: Public domain.

 

Digitizing Huron County History

Welcome to the blog of the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol. As we start blogging, you’ll notice we primarily talk about one thing: the Henderson Digitization Project. That’s where our digital focus is these days.

In a nutshell, the Henderson Digitization Project will put more than 850 images from WWII air training bases in Huron County online in early 2014.

Images like this one:

Class photograph showing two rows of uniformed men. RAF No. 7 Specialist N Course, Port Albert, Ontario. 1940-45.

RAF No. 7 Specialist N Course, Port Albert, Ontario, about 1940-45. J. Gordon Henderson, photographer. Rights: Public domain.

We’ll start featuring more general content from our collections over time. For the next little while, this site is going to be (almost) all Henderson all the time. For general programming at the Museum & Gaol, find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you have an idea for the blog, contact us. We’ll do our best to respond in a timely fashion (just keep in mind that as much as we’d like to, we can’t be blogging all day or we wouldn’t get anything else done!)

Happy Reading.