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130-Year-Old House Tour…

130-Year-Old House Tour…

  How would you like to visit some Thousand Island homes and cottages as they were one hundred and thirty years ag...
by: Robert L. Matthews
Pictures of the Thousand Islands, circa 1886

Pictures of the Thousand Islands, circa 1886

These Thousand Island pictures, taken over one hundred twenty five years ago, are a treasure to be shared. They are sca...
by: Robert L. Matthews
Mr. and Mrs. A.C. McIntyre

Mr. and Mrs. A.C. McIntyre

Thousandislandslife.com is a marvelous means for sharing information about the Thousand Islands.  For those of us i...
by: Robert L. Matthews
Who?  George Rockwell [1821-1897]

Who? George Rockwell [1821-1897]

Who? George Rockwell? Never heard of him! No, it doesn’t surprise me as he flew under my radar for a while. Let me star...
by: Robert L. Matthews
Detroit Photographic Co. – continued

Detroit Photographic Co. – continued

Early postcard scenes of the Canadian Thousand Islands published by the Detroit Photographic Co.
by: Robert L. Matthews
T I Collectables, Part IV, Detroit Postcards

T I Collectables, Part IV, Detroit Postcards

If you collect Thousand Islands memorabilia, my guess is that your first purchase might have been a postcard.
by: Robert L. Matthews
T I Collectables, Part III, Wheelock Souvenir China

T I Collectables, Part III, Wheelock Souvenir China

The Wheelock family began selling china in Wisconsin..
by: Robert L. Matthews
TI Collectables Part II, Four Track Series Brochures

TI Collectables Part II, Four Track Series Brochures

I had no idea as to its value and asked the dealer the price. She held up two fingers but did she mean two dollars, twenty dollars or two hundred dollars?
by: Robert L. Matthews
TI Collectables, Part I Squiggle Glass

TI Collectables, Part I Squiggle Glass

When my wife, Prudence, and I began to collect, we didn’t understand or recognize the value of glass and consequently le...
by: Robert L. Matthews
1904

1904

June 1904 marked the beginning of the Gold Cup Races, considered power boat racing’s ultimate contest in North America a...
by: Robert L. Matthews
How Dixie II got its name…

How Dixie II got its name…

What a thrill it was when a package arrived recently from a man I had never met, Bill Schroeder. The envelope contained ...
by: Robert L. Matthews
Ladies, Canoes and Rules: “Camp Grindstone” Part II

Ladies, Canoes and Rules: “Camp Grindstone” Part II

Women stayed in their own camp from five o’clock in the afternoon ...
by: Robert L. Matthews
“Camp Grindstone”

“Camp Grindstone”

“Camp Grindstone,” written by Henry Eckford and illustrated by William Allen Rogers, appeared in the August 1885 issue o...
by: Robert L. Matthews
First Airplane Service in the Islands

First Airplane Service in the Islands

Sightseeing flights over the islands were very popular. People loved to do the unusual, talk about it and maybe get their names in the paper.
by: Robert L. Matthews
Part Two, Summering Among the Thousand Islands

Part Two, Summering Among the Thousand Islands

For the past three months, Robert L. Matthews has given our readers a unique peek at those long forgotten illustrators w...
by: Robert L. Matthews
Summering Among the Thousand Islands

Summering Among the Thousand Islands

Charles S. Graham was an itinerant, self taught sketch artist born 1852 in Illinois.
by: Robert L. Matthews
Four More Thousand Islands Illustrators

Four More Thousand Islands Illustrators

In the February issue of Thousand Islands Life Magazine we introduced Howard Pyle, one of North America’s premier illust...
by: Robert L. Matthews
Howard Pyle, Illustrator Extraordinaire

Howard Pyle, Illustrator Extraordinaire

The second in a series on illustrators of the Thousand Islands.
by: Robert L. Matthews
The Man from Shady Ledge

The Man from Shady Ledge

Note:  See the complementary Article about Frank H. Taylor in this issue: Nancy L. Gustke’s “The Special Artis...
by: Robert L. Matthews