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Austin Family Collection
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Austin Family Collection

  • CA ON00154 2015.34
  • Fonds
  • 1920-2014

Fonds consists of magazines, newspapers, Port Hope lodge certificate, artifacts (related to the Beaver Athletic Association, Royal Canadian Legion, Kraft Canada), Kodak film camera, one photograph, and Super 8 film reels, c1920-2013.

Austin Family Film Reels

Series consists of fourteen (14) 8mm film reels taken by John "Jack" Austin on a Kodak Brownie Movie Camera Turret f/1.9, 1960-1964. It includes footage of family Christmas (several years), the Austin family home at 27 Trefusis Street, Fred Austin's Cottages at Keane (Rice Lake), Edgar Eley's Holstein Farm, Calithumpian parades, the last steam train out of Port Hope, the marriage of Shirley Eley to Robert Payne at Port Hope United Church, and various family vacations (i.e. Ottawa, 1000 Islands, Santa's Village, Vermont, Maine, New Brunswick, Healey Falls, Lovesick Lake, Niagara Falls, and Algonquin Park). Most of the footage includes John and Lorna and their sons, Larry and Don. For more detail on each individual reel, please refer to the box list.

Austin, John

Austin's Cottages Printing Blocks

File consists of six (6) printing blocks and one (1) small shipping box, 1965. The printing blocks were produced by Geo. Wilson and Sons (Guide Printing) for Austin Cottages, Shanty Shore, Rice Lake, Keene, Ontario. The blocks contain two (2) maps, and several images of cottages and activities tourists could enjoy at Austin's Cottages; all were used to produce tourism pamphlets for the business. The blocks were originally shipped in the small card board box addressed to: Mr. C. Vardy, Geo. Wilson and Sons, 118 Walton Street, Port Hope, Ontario. The rental cottages were owned by Fred and Hazel Austin of 11 Bloomsgrove Avenue, Port Hope.

Fred Austin's Apple Orchard Account Book

Series consists of one (1) account book from Fred Austin's Apple Orchard, c1944. It includes listings of customers, amounts purchased, amounts owed and paid, and contact information.

Austin, Fred

J.H. Wilson Loyal Orange Association Certificate

Series consists of one (1) certificate issued to J.H. Wilson by the Loyal Orange Association, 1947. It includes the following text: "Loyal Orange Association Honorary Membership Certificate. This is to certify that J.H. Wilson has bee elected an Honorary Member of Port Hope L.O.L. No. 309 in recognition of his many valuable services to the Association and as a token of the high esteem in which he is held by his brethren." Signed Noel W. Beardsley (Worshipful Master) and Joseph F. Ham (Recording Secretary), 15 Oct 1947.

John Austin 25th Anniversary Kraft Tie Clip

Item is a gold-plated tie clip featuring the emblem of General Foods (Kraft) and three small rubies. It was given to John Austin to commemorate 25 years of service working at the Kraft plant in Port Hope, and later, Cobourg.

Austin, John

John Austin Royal Canadian Legion Branch 30 Artifacts

File consists of four (4) artifacts related to John Austin's involvement with the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 30, c1980-2000. It includes: (1) 40 years of service to the Legion pin and card; (2) Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 30, Port Hope jacket patches; (3) Royal Canadian Legion 60th Anniversary coaster, 1986.

Austin, John

Kodak Brownie Movie Camera Turret f/1.9

Item is a Kodak Brownie Movie Camera Turret f/1.9, c1960. It was used to record the Austin family film reels (see 2015.34.6). The camera also includes the original Kodak carrying case, two (2) empty film containers, a compass, and the original manuals.

Austin, John

Port Hope Beaver Athletic Association Patches

File consists of four (4) patches from various hockey tournaments and teams held by the Port Hope Beaver Athletic Assocation, 1963-1967. It includes: (1) Port Hope Beaver Athletic, 1963-64; (2) Port Hope "Jr. A" All Stars B.A.A., 64-65; (3) T.M.H.A. Squirt Tournament "B" Champs Runners Up, 1965; (4) Port Hope Beaver Athletic, 1966-67.

Austin, John

Port Hope Chamber of Commerce "Molson Mill" Coin

Item is a commemorative coin created by the Port Hope Chamber of Commerce, 2000. It includes an image of Molson Mill, and the following text: "Port Hope and District - Where Town and Country Meet - "The Molson Mill" OCA Summer School, 1924-1929" (front) "Prosperity 2000 - Commemorating the New Millenium - Port Hope and District Chamber of Commerce - Est. 1874 - Ontario, Canada" (reverse).

Austin, John

Port Hope Insurance Sleeves

File consists of four (4) sleeves for car insurance slips created as promotional items for various Port Hope businesses, c1970-1980s. It includes: (1) Wawanesa Insurance via Elliott Insurance Services, 27 Queen Street; (2) Peter R. Elliott, Insurance Broker Ltd., 27 Queen Street; (3) Trotter's Service Station, 300 Ridout Street; (4) Elliott Insurance Services, 27 Queen Street

Quantrill Articles from Go! Magazine

Series consists of two (2) editions of Go! Magazine (Northumberland), 2000 and 2013. (1) "Pitcher Perfect: Port Hope's Paul Quantrill in Person," Summer/Fall 2000; (2) "[Cal] Quantrill's Quandry: Go pro or go to school?" Spring 2013.