Old-timey photo of Joseph Bloor provokes terror (and a history lesson)
Someone on Reddit dredged up a chilling photograph of Joseph Bloor, the 1800s innkeeper, brewer and entrepreneur who lends his name to Bloor Street (although whether his name was Bloor or Bloore is hotly contested). He’s also the man responsible for founding Yorkville along with a member of the Jarvis family (yes, that Jarvis). Now, we admit, Mr. Bloor does look rather angry in the portrait, but we’re not surprised—Spacing informs us that his memorial tablet has been stuck in storage for years, and attempts to have it erected at the site of his old house have failed. We’d rather not have this particular ghost haunting us, so perhaps the city should get that resolved. See the photo [Reddit] »
2 thoughts on “Old-timey photo of Joseph Bloor provokes terror (and a history lesson)”
That face has got to make it to microbrew label. Bloor’s bitter. I’d buy it.
Looks like he was pissed off that he had to sit there for 5 minutes without budging for his portrait, given the slow speed of camera shutters at that time (or that he was just pissed)
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