Scott Studio

Scott Studio Image Galleries

The Scott Studio fonds is a collection of national significance, comprising approximately 100,000 negatives created by three generations of photographers, documenting all aspects of life in Elgin-St. Thomas from the 1870s to the 1980s. Selections from the collection are presented in themed galleries, accessible by clicking on the photo icons below.

For more information, explore our online database or view this brief history.

Reprints are available for any image shown in the database or galleries. Consult our schedule of fees, then download our reproduction order form and submit along with payment in advance to the Elgin County Archives.

The Scott-Sefton Collection: Elgin’s History Through a Photographer’s Lens, Volume I (2001) and Harvest of Memories: Elgin’s History Through a Photographer’s Lens, Volume II (2010) are available to purchase.

Agriculture

Military Heritage

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Military Heritage

Government

Recreation

Built Heritage

Sports

Industry

Scenes

Business Exterior

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Business Exterior

Education

Railway Heritage

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Railway Heritage