The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society operates a museum, historical society and archives focusing on the city of Thunder Bay and the surrounding region of Northwestern Ontario. Among its holdings are over 500,000 photographic images dating from the mid 19th century to the present.


For many of the photographs on this site, copyright status is unknown. Unfortunately, Flickr does not currently have "copyright unknown" as a status option, so we have erred on the side of caution and labelled photos of this type "All rights reserved" until which time copyright can be determined or we can safely say that the photograph is in the public domain. Unless explicitly stated otherwise (e.g. This photograph is in the public domain), responsibility for determining copyright lies with the user.


High-resolution versions of our images can be ordered by contacting our Curator/Executive Director Dr. Tory Thronrud at


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  • JoinedJanuary 2015
  • Current cityThunder Bay, ON
  • CountryCanada


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