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Elocutionist

Here’s a small ad from the August 30 1924 edition of the Toronto Daily Star for an elocutionist.

It’s interesting that there were special rates for church and welfare work. I guess, back in those days, it might have been necessary to teach people how to speak properly before they could be employable.

I tried to trace Lillian Climo in the Toronto city directories and didn’t find her. Cross-referencing the Streets sections of the 1924 and 1925 directories revealed that Elisabeth R. Sadlier (once written as Sadleir) lived at 64 Isabella. She didn’t have a listed occupation when I looked her up in the Names section of the directories. My guess is that “Lillian Climo” was a pseudonym that Ms. Sadlier used for work, but I don’t know this for sure.

64 Isabella no longer exists – there are now apartments there.

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