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A.H. Hider

Framed lithographs of Hider’s vivid illustrations of Canadians in action in the Boer  War hung in thousands of homes across the country.

His 1896 view of the Gooderham and Worts was also sold widely as a frameable print.  (Note the familiar black, white and orange funnels on the lake freighters belonging to Canada Steamship Lines which had been in operation, by that time, for about 50 years.)

The Hider view is a stark contrast to the almost-idyllic scene of the same section of lakefront 60 years earlier by Thomas Young, which showed the original Worts flour mill surrounded by empty land, with a few people fishing from a rowboat just offshore.