Title: 
Blaise Diesbourg As A Young Man
Year: 
1915
Type(s): 
Photograph
Physical Description: 
b&w; photocopy
Source: 
Donated by Chris Baillargeon
Notes: 
c. 1915; in uniform; later, during the 1920s, Blaise Diesbourg was known as "King Canada"; he smuggled alcohol over to Detroit during prohibition, using boats, cars, and aeroplanes; he was originally from Pike Creek; he worked firstly at his brother Charlie's hotel (the Wellington Hotel) in Belle River; later he had his own hotel, the Omar Hotel, in Stoney Point.
Subject(s): 
Diesbourg, Blaise
Prohibition
Smuggling
World War I
Place(s): 
Pike Creek (Ontario)
Belle River (Ontario)
Lakeshore (Ontario)
Rights: 
Public Domain
Repository: 
Original in private collection
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