THE FOUNDER AND HIS LEGACY:
Robert Smiley, who created the “mighty engine,” The Hamilton Spectator. Top right: Spectator delivery carriages, from 1911. Second from top: An undated photograph of the newsroom at the Spec’s King Street building. Third: In the Spec’s modern pressroom, a press expert makes an adjustment to an ink or water setting at one of the colour units. Fourth: An early configuration of the current newsroom at the Spec’s Frid Street building. Below: Ella Reynolds, one of the first female journalists at the Spec. Bottom: A Spectator delivery truck, the year uncertain but its styling suggests late 1930s.