Portrait of James Franceschini

Black and white studio portrait of James Franceschini. He is wearing a black pinstripe suit with a multicoloured tie and a white collared shirt. A pocket square is visible in his suit breast pocket.

In 1912, James founded Dufferin Construction and became well known nationally. As the company became increasingly more successful, James was able to move into the construction of highways, provincial roads, rail lines and suburbs. Within three years – at the age of 25 – James became a millionaire.

On June 10, 1940, he was arrested and interned as a threat to the Canadian state.