Herbert Spencer Clark, born and educated in Toronto, graduated from the University of Toronto School of Applied Sciences in 1924, and pursued an engineering career for several years, most notably with the Ontario Hydro Electric Power Commission in building the Queenston-Chippewa Power Station.
The idealism of Spencer Clark's youth was translated into practical terms following the founding of the Guild of All Arts in Scarborough, and his activities expanded to include a key role in the development of Guildwood Village and the transformation of the Guild from centre for artists and craftsmen during the pre-war period to hotel and conference centre following the war. In the 1960's and 70's, the focus shifted once more, this time to the area of public sculpture, architectural conservancy and preservation.
Included in Clark's papers are these two fabulous first aid certificates. Perhaps I wasn't paying attention in my own first-aid classes, but I don't quite recall the move being performed on the bottom right of both posters.
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