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Hugh Cummings Photography Collection - Then & Now
Massey Area Museum
Massey , Ontario


Interestingly, although he
sold the post cards for five
cents each, he paid three
cents to produce each one.
   A sports enthusiast, Hugh
Cummings recorded many scenes
of his favorite sports,
hockey and baseball, as well
as other sporting activities
he organized. His

photographic collection
includes scenes from winter
horse racing on the ice of
the Spanish River and
broomball, for which Massey
is famous.
   When Hugh married Inda
Knox, the daughter of a
pioneer Massey family in
1921, the newlyweds expanded

the photography business to
include a china and gift
shop, which quickly became a
fixture for local residents
and visitors. Hugh continued
to photograph area sites and
events, particularly on
family outings in their 1921
Dodge Dart, the Oldsmobile or
his Hudson Terraplane. After

Hugh and Inda's son Hal was
born in 1929, the family made
regular Sunday auto
excursions along the north
shore, stopping frequently so
Hugh could capture newer and
different views of the
scenery and many local
   Come and travel the

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