|The photos in this section were taken by Isabel Hardie of Perth in the years around 1900. Isabel, and her father, John Semple Hart, who was the owner of the well-known book store on Gore Street, were keen photographers, taking many pictures of Perth and the surrounding countryside. Isabel married William Hardie, Principal of the Perth Collegiate Institute - later moving with him to Ottawa, where she played an active role in the art community, until her death in the 1940s.
Copyright Notice: These photos are the property of John and Hilary Fowler of Perth, who have kindly agreed to make them available on this website. To copy these photos, please contact John Fowler, grandnephew of Mrs. Hardie, at 613 267 7558.
(A. Hearty of Perth transferred the photos from negative to digital format).