Do You Know Any of These People from Greater Sudbury’s Past?

Greater Sudbury Archives is looking to put names to faces from Greater Sudbury’s past and is asking for the community’s help. The photos are from a variety of fonds that were donated to the archives and you can see them all here.

Bob Keir was the City’s Communications Officer and retired in 1995. Photos from his fonds include everything from old sports teams, to airplanes, church events and more. The photos in this section are from the 1960s.

Greater Sudbury Archives Keir Fonds

Do you recognize anyone? This photo is from the Keir fonds and was taken around 1962. Image 006-1-19-23

Emilio Gallardo was a photographer who started off what would become a family business in 1904 in Copper Cliff moving his business to Sudbury in later years. There are a lot of beautiful portraits of individuals, wedding and family photos that range from 1904 to 1943.

Greater Sudbury Archives Galardo Fonds

The portrait of this young woman is from the Galardo fonds and was taken between 1923 and 1939. Image 833

E.A. Collins worked at Inco for many years before entering municipal politics. He served as mayor of Copper Cliff from 1930-1946 and was active in many community organizations. Some of the photos that need to be identified are from the early 1900s.

Greater Sudbury Archives E.A. Collins Fonds

This photo was taken somewhere between 1910 and 1920 and is part of the E.A. Collins fonds. Image 022-1-1-36

Their are also a variety of unidentified people in photos from the Sudbury Star fonds dating from the 1940-1960

Greater Sudbury Archives Sudbury Star Fonds

Can anyone identify these firemen in this photo taken at the old fire hall on Elgin Street? Sudbury Star fonds Image 023-1-.1-26-.64,3-15

If you recognize anyone in the images, please call the archives donation number at 705-688-3965 or email

All the photos are available online here. Everyone in this booklet is currently unknown and needs to be identified. Please include the identifier number, their full names from left to right and how you recognize them.

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