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Niagara-on-the-Lake
Monday, September 26, 2022
Exploring Photos: Peach graders, 1948
NOTL Museum Photo.
NOTL Museum Photo.

Peach season has arrived! This sketch by John D. Shawe features fruit growers from 1948 preparing the peach harvest for market. Peaches were shipped from NOTL’s docks to Toronto on the Canada Steamship Lines passenger ship Cayuga. Mr. Shawe was born in 1885 in Edinburgh. He arrived in Canada prior to the outbreak of the First World War. While living in Niagara-on-the-Lake he completed many oil paintings of local scenery. He mounted a display in the former town hall, the current Court House, for the community to enjoy. This artwork was for sale for $45 in 1950.