Black and white photograph of a flag reading "Steen's Cigar Store." The flag itself seems to mimic the Canadian flag, with two dark stripes or vertical rectangles to at the left and right sides of the flag. In its center are three tobacco leaves which contain the store's name, so that if hung vertically from the right side read (from top to bottom) "Steen's Cigar Store." The flag is displayed on a pole hanging from the side of a brick building.
Also included in the frame is a clipping from a newspaper, labelled Tues. June 23, 1964. It reads as follows: "Tobacco Belt Flag. - Free Press St. Thomas Bureau. Aylmer cigar store owner Irving Steen has come up with a takeoff on Canada's proposed new flag. Mr. Steen, navy veteran of the Second World War, has replaced the proposed three mapleleaves with three golden, tobacco leaves. His idea for a flag has attracted considerable attention from persons passing his tobacco store and some favorable comments from tobacco farmers."
Displayed in wooden frame painted white and light brown and overlaid with glass. Brown striped paper backing with a newspaper copy of the photograph adhered to it, labelled with the date again.
Flecks of black paint on frame. Paper backing broken along indent of frame.
Silky white plain dickey. Rounded bottom. 14cm long turtleneck collar. 3 buttons on collar and two buttons on main fabric piece on back. Tag saying “La Blousette TM” and “100% polyester Made in/fait au Canada CA 17416 M” with wash instructions.
Black velour women’s hat with turned up brim. 2cm wide velour strip around base of crown with knot and hanging ends on left side. Grey stamp on inside of crown saying “Finest Imported Velour Tchecoslovaquie”. Black grosgrain ribbon sweatband with white label sewn on back saying “A Boutique Hat Kates Canada” in black.
Brown women’s hat made of manufactured straw material with wide brim at front. Brim folded in at edges. Black grosgrain ribbon sweatband inside base of crown with off-white label at back saying “Styled by Nadelle Montreal” in orange lettering.
Men’s light grey fedora hat. 2.5cm wide black grosgrain ribbon hatband with side bow on right side. Brown leather sweatband with small black ribbon bow at back. Ventilation holes on top of inside of hat. Several stamps on sweatband: one on side with crest and text “John B. Stetson Company (Canada) Limited Brockville”; one on same side with words “The Stetson Playboy (Air Light)”; and a gold one on other side with texts “Galhoun’s Stores in Principal Cities”. Letters “H G M C L” stamped in small holes on sweatband. Under black bow inside hat is black and gold label with text “Stetson 3/8”. Black and gold label on inside of top of hat with crest and words “John B. Stetson Company (Canada) Limited Brockville, Stetson, London New York Paris Philadelphia.
Men’s grey felt fedora. Crease in center of top of crown and dents on sides near top. 6cm wide black grosgrain ribbon hatband with side bow on right. Brown leather sweatband with small tan ribbon bow at back. Two stamps on hatband: a gold one on side in an oval shape with words “Select Quality The Brock Fur Felt A Canadian Achievement”; and a gold rectangular-shaped one on the other side with text “Specially Manufactured for the Dowler Stores”. Embellished label on top of inside of hat with colour profile of Sir Isaac Brock and the text “A Canadian Achievement ‘The Brock’ Registered ‘Artcraft in Furs’ Made in Brockville Canada”.
Inside label faded and torn, loose threads by sweatband, various small moth holes on hat.
Black women’s hat from 3 Farthings, Aylmer. Covered in black velvet with velvet ruffled fabric at front on top. Black satin ribbon wrapped around back and extending to ties on both sides about 76cm long each. Black passementerie patch overtop of ribbon at back. Black netting pinned to both sides and draped over front. Hat pin with black jewel-like head pinned on left side. Fully lined with black fabric, drawstring style. Black label in center of underside of hat saying “3 Farthings Aylmer’s Best Store Fine Millinery Aylmer, Ont.”
Hat is not in good condition: velvet ripped at top of crown on sides exposing white netting; ruffled velvet at front badly ripped; passementerie missing beads; netting has holes.
Men’s straw hat, boater style. Straw stitched together with tan thread. 5.5cm wide hatband of dark navy blue grosgrain ribbon with silver and striped blue in center of ribbon. Brown leather sweatband with small tan ribbon bow at back. Netting lining sides, embossed paper on top. Stamp on paper with king’s crest, sun rays, and text “The Shuttleworth Straw Hat Made in Canada".
Some discolouration on sweatband were catalogue number was altered.
Black and white photograph of a young Geoffrey White in hockey gear. He has short, dark hair, and leans forward, facing the camera. The uniform is brightly-coloured or white with darker stripes. A circle on the jersey reads "[...] MACDONALD CONSTRUCTION LTD. AYLMER". He wears goalie gloves and pads, as well as hockey skates with guards on their blades. He holds a hockey stick, with its blade out of frame to the left. To the left of Geoffrey in the photograph is a handwritten message which reads "Best Wishes Jeff, Paul Henderson." At the bottom right corner is the text "Ice Photo Studio. D.G. NEUMAN. 3600 LAKESHORE BLV. W. TOR. 14." The photograph is displayed in a wooden frame and overlaid with glass. The photograph itself sits at the lower left corner of the frame in front of a white background. The wood of the frame is stained a light orange-brown. Some vertically-striped paper backing remains on the frame itself. On the left side of the frame on its back is the handwritten text "Cooper Green Flash Hockey Stick Signatures Mario Lemieux, Johnny Buyck, Hockey. Carol McLay."
Paper, wood, glass
Edges of photograph curling forward. Most of paper backing missing.
Plaque presented to one Joe Yesbec on April 9th, 1983 which offers a life membership to the Aylmer Figure Skating club. The plaque consists of a wooden, scroll-shaped background, and a shield-shaped, golden-coloured piece of metal on which the text is engraved.
Full text: "Aylmer Figure Skating Club presents a life membership to Joe Yesbec, April 9th, 1983."
Bottom roll of scroll-shaped wooden backing is unattached. String stuck under small nails. Some scratches on metal, on back of wooden backing.
Photographer not in current list of known Aylmer photographers
Number of Artifacts
Black and white photograph, sepia-toned. In the background of the image is a two-storeyed house, with two visible chimneys and an arched window above its doorway. In the foreground, along a fence extending from the house, is a group of people who pose for the camera. At the far left there are four women standing behind two other seated individuals, an elderly man and elderly woman. The elderly man holds a baby, seated on his lap. At the right is a horse, with a white blaze-type marking down its face. To its right are three men, all moustachioed, the leftmost of which wears a hat. Its matting is thin and also sepia-toned, and is captioned "J.S. JENKINS, AYLMER." It is displayed in a silver-coloured wooden frame and overlaid with glass. The frame is carved with an ornate, organic pattern.
Framed, sepia-toned document, once folded in half like a leaflet. On one side of the document is a collection of advertisements, which would have made up the front and back of the leaflet. On the other side of the document is sheet music, which would have been the inside of the leaflet. A decorative border surrounds the advertisements on either side, a botanical design with winding ribbon. All advertisements are for The Right House, operated by White and Rogers.
Text, front of leaflet: "WHITE & ROGERS MUSIC SHEET CIRCULAR, No 1. THE RIGHT HOUSE. WHITE & ROGERS, GENERAL DEALERS IN DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, GROCERIES, ETC., Having succeeded in purchasing the stock of G. W. RIFE & Co., AT A REDUCTION OF 40 PERCENT. Our friends and customers, who favor us with a call, may depend upon getting their wants supplied at about ONE HALF THE ORDINARY RATES Charged by other houses. We have been watching the markets and find that Goods now have touched 'ROCK BOTTOM,' And have just made purchases at prices that have ASTONISHED OURSELVES, As well as those of our friends who have examined our stock. We ask a call when you are in Aylmer, OUR BLOWING APPARATUS Is a little out of time, but, on the back of this circular, we append a list of prices a few lines kept by us. A call respectfully solicited. WHITE & ROGERS. AYLMER, APRIL, 1876. AYLMER 'PAPER,' PRINT."
Text, back of leaflet: "SOME OF OUR PRICES. 20 Yards of PRINT for ONE DOLLAR. 14 Yards of CANADA MADE COTTON for ONE DOLLAR. 10 Yards Extra Heavy do Full Width, for ONE DOLLAR. 25 Pieces Canada All Wool Tweed worth $1.10, will be sold for EIGHTY CENTS. CLOTHING. A Very Good Suit. Well Made, for $8.50. An Extra Suit for $9.85. BEST GOODS from $11.00 to $14.00. 14 lbs SUGAR for ONE DOLLAR! AND EVERYTHING IN DRY GOODS & GROCERIES EQUALLY LOW AT THE 'RIGHT HOUSE,' AYLMER. WHITE & ROGERS, Propietors. All kinds of produce taken in exchange.
Text, interior: "ANGELS TOOK AWAY OUR DARLING. Words by GEORGE COOPER. Music by EDWIN CHRISTIE." What follows is bars of music occompanied by lyrics, meant to by sung by three groups in a round.
The document is displayed in a double-sided frame (made of two frames, adhered with hot glue) made of wood and clear plastic. The wood of the frames is painted gold. A golden-coloured rope is wrapped around the frames, adhered with hot glue. The rope extends from the top of the frame and is tied to form a loop from which the frame can be hung.
Paper discoloured, with darker spots in some areas, possible mould. Water damage at upper and rightmost edge. Document very wrinkled, wavy. Rope not attached to frame in some areas.
Small short stool with four curved iron legs and round wooden top. Black and brown worn velvet-like material is tacked onto wooden top. On underside of top are 12 wooden balls around the edge and pencil marks and a very faded stamped label: "Aaron Erb, ... Curtains ... Wallpapers & Pictures, Roshimer (?) Block Berlin, ... County's Greatest ...".
Legs are very tarnished, velvet quite worn and bare in places with edges fraying, tacks to hold down velvet very tarnished.
Yellow bakelite table alarm clock with gold coloured base. Rounded on one side. Clockface has numbers 1-12 with dash marks on inner circle. Black minute and hour hands, gold second hand. Text on clockface: "Westclox" in middle, "Made by Western Clock Co. Limited. Peterborough, Canada." in small lettering by bottom. Clockface dial and three knobs on the back of the clock for setting alarm and resetting the clock. Text on back of clock: "Lamp Int. 25 Watts", "Moonbeam, Model S5 - J, 115 Volts 60 CYC. 2 W, Made in Canada." Oval shaped white label with gold edge on back of clock with text "Canadian Standards Association Approved, Standard Electric Clock, 3844." Brown cord with small head attached to back of clock. Underside of clock has plate with screws and supports.