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Heit Family

  • ON00120 015
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1974

This fonds consists of photographs and various textual material.

Heit (family)

Stevens Family

  • ON00120 021
  • Fonds
  • Digitized 2009 (originally created 1926)

This fonds consists of one DVD copy of a VHS copy of a film, originally on 16mm.

Stevens Family

Town of Sudbury

  • ON00120 026
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1930

This fonds consists of administrative, financial, judicial, and photographic records documenting the operation of the Town of Sudbury.

Town of Sudbury

Memories and Music

  • ON00120 037
  • Fonds
  • 1974 - 1982

Fonds consists of pre-recorded oral interviews conducted for the radio program Memories and Music.

Memories and Music

Town of Copper Cliff

  • ON00120 049
  • Fonds
  • 1901 - 1972

This fonds consists of administrative, financial, and judicial records documenting the operation of the Town of Copper Cliff.

Town of Copper Cliff

Town of Capreol

  • ON00120 051
  • Fonds
  • 1918 - 1919

This fonds consists of administrative, financial and judicial records documenting the operation of the Town of Capreol.

Town of Capreol

Richard L. Frost postcard collection

  • CA ON00380 1991.028
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1900] - 1983

Collection consists of 287 post cards from communities throughout Peel, collected by Richard L. Frost. While assembled from a variety of sources by Frost as a private citizen, he was then the Chief Administrative Officer for the Region of Peel.

Specifically pictured in the selection are Alton, Belfountain, Bolton, Brampton, Caledon Township, Caledon East, Cataract. Cheltenham, Churchville, Clarkson, Cooksville, Dixie, Eldorado Park, Erindale, Forks of the Credit, Huttonville, Inglewood, Lorne Park, Malton, Meadowvale, Mississauga, Port Credit, and Streetsville. Limited postcards from outside Peel are included, showing Norval, Owen Sound, and Port Hope.

Chamber pot

  • CA ON00428 2013.04
  • Item
  • ca. 1902 - ca. 1926

Item is one chamber pot, or portable toilet, with lid and handle. Produced by Dudson Wilcox & Till Ltd. It features embossing and the floral "clio" print from their range of transferware patterns. The pot itself has a green design, whereas the design on the lid is in dark blue and the floral pattern differs slightly. This may suggests the lid is not the original.

Chamber pots were often kept under a bed or in a nightstand. They remained a common household item until the mid twentieth century, but variations of the chamber pot are still in use today.

Stapley family Royal Flying Corps photograph collection

  • CA ON00397 2013.06
  • Collection
  • 1918

Photographs depicting aircraft and airmen of the Royal Flying Corps, principally taken in and around Camp Rathbun, the pilot training camp situated to the north of Deseronto, Ontario. The majority of individuals pictured are not identified, although the captions 'Jimmie Russell' and 'Cadet Mitchell' appear on two of the photographs.

Canada Optical Company collection

  • CA ON00397 2015.10
  • Collection
  • 1947-1992

Collection of materials relating to the Canada Optical Company in Deseronto, Ontario, including photographs, promotional materials, newspaper and magazine articles and summary of employee benefits.

The materials were collected by Don Simpson, former general manager of the Deseronto plant.

Canada Optical Company

Deseronto Town Hall photograph collection

  • CA ON00397 2015.13
  • Collection
  • 1970s-2011

Photographs of Deseronto, Ontario dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs of the town from the 1980s; the interior of the former Home Hardware store in the Baker Block on Main Street; the O’Connor House on Main Street before its demolition; the 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, photographs of Centennial Park and Rathbun Memorial Park; the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001; the Ontario Provincial Police handover ceremony in 2001; an Easter Parade from the early 2000s; a Santa Parade; the 2002 New Year’s Levee; and the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto.

Most of the photographs appear to have been taken by Town staff. One envelope was donated to the Town by Irene Usher and contains photographs taken by her late husband, Tom.

Framed lace collar

  • CA ON00428 2016.03
  • Item
  • ca. 1912

The item is a handmade fine lace collar that features a Maltese cross pattern. It is laid flat in a gold gilt frame. A handwritten note attached to the back of the frame identifies it as being produced in Nottingham England, and brought to Canada sometime in 1915.

Madras Flow Blue Tableware collection

  • CA ON00428 2017.04
  • Collection
  • ca. 1886 - ca. 1902

This collection of tableware includes plates, bowls, and platters in various sizes. All the items have a matching blue and white motif in a style referred to as Flow Blue ceramics. In terms of design, it is similar to traditional blue and white china, except the ceramics undergo a process during glazing that creates an intentional blur of the colours. Sometimes called "poor man's china", it became popular for its inexpensive price, durability and its ability to be mass produced. Known as "transferware", a variety of different patterns arose in an attempt to replicate the look of eastern ceramic wares. Patterns were largely derived from Chinese-export wares and existent (topographical, historical and botanical) images known as source prints. These kinds of ceramics became increasingly popular in the North American market. This set is demonstrative of the kind of tableware that may have been used at Lambton House when it was operational.

Wash basin

  • CA ON00428 2018.01
  • Item
  • ca. 1890 - 1925

Item is a wash basin that would have likely been part of a larger chamber set that would include items like a chamber pot, toothbrush holder, pitcher, and soap holder. The basin features embossing around the lip of the bowl and has a dark blue floral transferware pattern that is marked as the "Nancy" pattern.

Certificate of Master Sailor 1884

  • CA ON00154 2019.13.2
  • Item
  • 1884
  • this object is a "Master Sailor Certificate" on vellum.
  • the certifiacte is made out to William Wakely, dated Feb. 22, 1884. It has been signed by William Smith, Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries and A. W. McLelan Minister of Marine and Fisheries.
  • this certificate allows the bearer, W. Wakely to sail a fore and aft rigged sailing vessel in the inland waters.

Will Wakely

Lambton House bottle collection

  • CA ON00428 2021.12
  • Collection
  • ca. 1900 - ca. 2000

Collection contains 11 empty bottles that range in dates over the 1900s. They are demonstrative of what may have been served or used at Lambton House while it was operational as a tavern.

Highlights include: a 1903 bottle of Canadian whiskey produced by the Hamilton Royal Distillery; a bottle of Ballantine's London dry gin, imported and bottled in Ontario ca. 1900; a 75th anniversary Canada Dry ginger ale bottle manufactured in 1979; a bottle of "Toronto's Very Own" amber lager produced by Molson Canadian ca. 1999; and several unmarked bottles, and bottles labeled O'Keefe's.

Starch tin

  • CA ON00428 2021.15
  • Item
  • ca. 1897

The item is a container for Ivory Gloss Starch, produced by The St. Lawrence Starch Company in Ontario. The design of the tin was registered in 1897 and is commemorative of Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee. The sides of the tin feature a portrait of the Monarch and directions of use. The item is indicative of what may have been used at Lambton House while it was operational.

Marbles and jacks

  • CA ON00428 2021.16
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item consists of 60 handmade clay marbles in varying colours, all roughly 1 cm in diameter. The marbles are housed in a fabric covered cardboard box, along with a small glass jar that holds 17 metal jacks. On the bottom, and inside the lid of the box, is a handwritten inscription explaining who previously owned and played with these items, however the name is illegible.

Magnifying glass

  • CA ON00428 2021.19
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a magnifying glass with a painted wood handle. The maker's marks on the top of the metal frame for Bausch & Lomb Co. suggests a date earlier than 1908 when the company merged with Zeiss & Saegmuller and began using B. L. Z. S. as their trademark.


  • CA ON00428 2021.21
  • Item
  • ca. 1850

Item is a pair of mid 19th century eyeglasses with a simple metal wire frame. Their original case is also included.

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