An interesting age

The August 18 1928 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this portrait of a three-year-old girl:

Sometime, I’m going to have to try to figure out when newspapers stopped printing the addresses of their photo subjects for fear of harassment.

The published address allowed me to trace Mr. C. G. McConnell. The 1928 city directory didn’t list his occupation, but later directories gave his name as Campbell G. McConnell, and revealed that he was a chartered accountant. The family eventually moved to 30 Roxborough Drive, where they lived for some years. (That address is now parkland.)

I looked in later directories to see if I could find any listings for Patsy or Patricia McConnell. I didn’t find any, but a Daily Star newspaper archive search turned up a notice of her wedding in the September 7 1946 edition:

And a Google search revealed that Mrs. Ross, as she became, passed away in 2017.

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