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Button Badge

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Museum
Artifact Type
button, promotional
Manufacturer
Loder-Sutherland
Storage Location
Times Journal map cabinet, drawer 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Museum
Artifact Type
button, promotional
Description
Beige button badge. The button has an illustration of the Jumbo statue in the center. Above the illustration, in red, "JUMBO". Beneath it, "1885-1985 - St. Thomas, Ont. Canada" in black. The back is silver.
Category
Communication Artifact
Sub-category
Advertising Media
Subject of Image
Jumbo the Elephant
Accession Number
019.002.013
File Number
019.002
Storage Location
Times Journal map cabinet, drawer 4
Date Range
1985
Diameter
2.25
Units
in
Manufacturer
Loder-Sutherland
Manufacturer City
St. Thomas
Manufacturer Province
Ontario
Manufacturer Country
Canada
Manufacture Notes
606 Talbot Street, St. Thomas was taken over in late 1927 by the Sutherland Press Ltd., Frederick W. Sutherland, president. From 1928 to 1955, Sutherland Press shared the premises with the St. Thomas Box Co. Ltd. (and in 1929 only with the Lenox Manufacturing Co. Ltd., makers of overalls). From 1957 to 1983, Sutherland Press Ltd. is listed in city directories as the sole occupant of their building. From 1985 to 1993, the property is listed under the business name Loder-Sutherland, printing and advertising. The company printed books, pamphlets, and, for a part of its history, the town's newspaper, now the St. Thomas Times-Journal. The iconic headquarters of The Sutherland Press, Ltd. was one of the biggest and best of its time.
Item History
This pin is from the Jumbo Centennial celebrations that took place in 1985. 1985 marked the hundredth anniversary of Jumbo's death that occured in 1885 in St. Thomas, Ontario.

Button Badge

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Museum
Artifact Type
button, promotional
Storage Location
Times Journal map cabinet, drawer 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Museum
Artifact Type
button, promotional
Description
Yellow button badge with red print, 'Jumbo Centennial 1882-1982'. In the center, a grey illustration of Jumbo. He wears a red saddle blanket.
Category
Communication Artifact
Sub-category
Advertising Media
Subject of Image
Jumbo the Elephant
Accession Number
019.002.014
File Number
019.002
Storage Location
Times Journal map cabinet, drawer 4
Date Range
1982
Diameter
3.5
Units
in
Item History
The button was a promotional artifact for the Jumbo Centennial celebration that occured in 1982. It had been 100 years since Jumbo first arrived in North America.

Button Badge

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Museum
Artifact Type
button, promotional
Manufacturer
Loder-Sutherland
Storage Location
Times Journal map cabinet, drawer 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Museum
Artifact Type
button, promotional
Description
Cream coloured button with green and black text/details. In the center, an illustration of the Jumbo statue. Above it, in green, stylized text, "St. Thomas". Beneath it, "Ontario, Canada". The button has green stripes. The back is silver with a straight pin.
Category
Communication Artifact
Sub-category
Advertising Media
Subject of Image
Jumbo the Elephant
Accession Number
019.002.015
File Number
019.002
Storage Location
Times Journal map cabinet, drawer 4
Date Range
ca. 1985
Diameter
1.75
Units
in
Manufacturer
Loder-Sutherland
Manufacturer City
St. Thomas
Manufacturer Province
Ontario
Manufacturer Country
Canada
Manufacture Notes
606 Talbot Street, St. Thomas was taken over in late 1927 by the Sutherland Press Ltd., Frederick W. Sutherland, president. From 1928 to 1955, Sutherland Press shared the premises with the St. Thomas Box Co. Ltd. (and in 1929 only with the Lenox Manufacturing Co. Ltd., makers of overalls). From 1957 to 1983, Sutherland Press Ltd. is listed in city directories as the sole occupant of their building. From 1985 to 1993, the property is listed under the business name Loder-Sutherland, printing and advertising. The company printed books, pamphlets, and, for a part of its history, the town's newspaper, now the St. Thomas Times-Journal. The iconic headquarters of The Sutherland Press, Ltd. was one of the biggest and best of its time.

Jumbo - Killed September 15, 1885 - St. Thomas

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1885-1985
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh5 B2 F13
the ties were broken and the elephant, now so grotesquely famous, was transported to the docks. So Jumbo
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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh5 B2 F13
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1885-1985
Publication
13e was posted on Facebook: March 17, 2021.
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.2 x 23.8 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.2 x 14.1 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 18.1 x 22.1 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 9.1 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.6 x 14.2 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 10.9 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 19.2 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 13.9 x 11.1 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 10.7 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.6 x 24.1 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.6 x 14.8 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 16 cm
18 p. textual records
Scope and Content
One black and white copy of a photograph taken on September 15, 1885 on the occasion of Jumbo's death; frequently republished. (13a)
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published April 15, 1975. (13b)
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published April 15, 1975, with caption:
"Big top burns - The P.T. Barnum Hall at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., burns early Monday, destroying Barnum circus memor[a]bilia in the 91-year-old building built with funds provided by the showman. Included in the loss is the preserved remains of Jumbo the elephant." (13c)
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published April 15, 1975, and republished ca. 1980 with caption:
"Legend grew in death - Probably the legend of Jumbo grew far more in death than it did during the elephant's life time and much of this can be attributed to the razzle-dazzle circus promoter P.T. Barnum. After the elephant's death in St. Thomas in 1885, Barnum had Jumbo stuffed. He was later on display at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., until he became a fire casualty in 1975." (13d)
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published ca.1977. John Kinnear is likely presenting the Elgin County Pioneer Museum with the copy of the "Remember Jumbo" painting that the Elgin County Museum still has in their collection. (13e). From left to right are: Mrs. Marguerite Young, Secretary-Treasurer, Elgin County Pioneer Museum; unidentified, unidentified; John Kinnear (artist), and St. Thomas City Councillor Janet Golding.
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published June 18, 1977. (13f)
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published June 16, 1977, with caption:
"Plaque to memory of Jumbo unveiled - George Lang, authority on Jumbo memorabilia, and his granddaughter, Sheila Smith, standing in front of the Ontario Heritage Foundation plaque dedicated to the memory of Jumbo, unveiled the plaque[.] The 13,000-pound African elephant was killed in St. Thomas on September 15, 1885 when struck by a locomotive. The plaque was unveiled Friday during a ceremony at the Elgin County Pioneer Museum sponsored by the University Women's Club of St. Thomas. Attending the ceremony were Mrs. Jill Green, president of the club; Mrs. Marguerite Young, secretary-treasurer of the museum; Bill Haight, persident of the Elgin Historical Society; Cliff Barwick, mayor of St, Thomas; Dave Cook, Warden of Elgin County; Ron McNeil, Elgin MPP; John Wise, Elgin MP, and R. Alan Douglas, Ontario Heritage Foundation representative. Richard Glover, a retired history professor from Carleton University, spoke on the historical background of Jumbo at the ceremony. The plaque was dedicated by Rev. R.K. Farrell." (13g)
One black and white photograph taken of the cover of the book "Jumbo 1883-1983" by Andrew Phillips. (13h)
One black and white photograph taken of an illustration in the book "Jumbo 1883-1983". (13i)
One black and white photograph of conceptual art for the statue of Jumbo, 1985. (13j)
One black and white photograph of conceputal art for the statue of Jumbo, 1985. (13k)
One black and white photograph of miniature version of Jumbo statue used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published ca. 1985. (13l)
One photocopy of a black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published 1985, with caption:
"Jumbo recreated - Jumbo, killed in a freak train accident at St. Thomas, Ont., 100 years ago, has been immortalized by animal sculptor Winston Bronnum of Sussex, N.B. The lifelike 40-ton statue is separated at the knees by crane and hydraulic life to begin its journey back to St. Thomas where it will become a landmark overlooking the town.The $70,000 work was commissioned by the town's Kiwanis Club." (13m)
Photocopy of article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, 1935, "Barnum Ballyhoo Made Jumbo Famous on Two Continents". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13a)
Photocopy of article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, August 1, 1952, "Jumbo, Killed Here in 1885, Was Not World's Biggest Elephant, Records Show". 3 copies. (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13b)
Photocopy of article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, September 15, 1955, "Tragic Death of Jumbo In St. Thomas Occurred Seventy Years Ago Tonight". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13c)
Article, Weekend Magazine, December 22, 1973, "The Towering Monarch Of His Mighty Race, Whose Like The World Will Never See Again". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13d)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal (?), April 14, 1975, "Remains of Jumbo destroyed in fire". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13e)
Article, Medford Daily Mercury, April 14, 1975, "$2 Million Tufts Fire Damage; P.T. Barnum's 'Jumbo' Destroyed". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13f)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, April 15, 1975, "Jumbo was most prized exhibit at Medford, Mass. university". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13g)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, June 17,1977, "Death of P.T. Barnum's Jumbo is recalled". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13h)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, ca. 1977, "Commemorating the legendary Jumbo". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13i)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, September 9, 1978, "Elephant's death brought city fame". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13j)
Article, Reader's Digest, 1982, "Jumbo, the World's Most Beloved Animal". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13k)
Press Release, Super Circus International 1984 Program Highlights. (R4_S6__Sh5_B2_F13l)
Typewritten article, intended for St. Thomas Times-Journal, September 1985, "By George!" (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13m)
Typewritten article, intended for St. Thomas Times-Journal, ca. 1985, "Stardom as much as fate brought about the death of the world's largest captive elephant in 1885". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13n)
Typewritten article, intended for St. Thomas Times-Journal, ca.1985, "A 1921 account of the death of Jumbo sugests the giant elephant was killed because of the negligence of a young boy". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13o)
Typewritten poem, "Jumbo", by W.R. Lundy of Peterborough, on the occasion of the statue of Jumbo being erected in St. Thomas, received by the St. Thomas Times-Journal, June 10, 1985. (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13p)
Handwritten poem, "Jumbo's Home Again", signed WBBB, written on the occasion of the statue of Jumbo being erected in St. Thomas. (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13q)
Photocopy of handwritten "Elephant Soup" parody recipe, date and writer unknown. (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13r)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Jumbo the Elephant
Subject Access
Newspapers
Jumbo
Circus
Historic Plaques
Images
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Profile Photographs, General Interest - Laurance "Laurie" H. Briggs

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1961
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh3 B1 6
Even before tiiat fateful day in September, 1885, when Jumbo, greatest elephant the world has even
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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh3 B1 6
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1961
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Profile Photographs, General Interest file
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w
1 p. textual records
Scope and Content
Black and white profile photograph showing Laurance Briggs published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on March 11, 1961. (R8 S4 Sh3 B1 6)
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, March 11, 1961, describing Laurie Briggs, 82-year-old circus impresario, establishing his headquarters in St. Thomas and preparing for the world premier performance of Laurie's Continental Circus to he beld at the arena. (R8_S4_Sh3_B1_6.pdf)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Subject Access
Newspapers
Circus
Images
Documents

R8_S4_Sh3_B1_6.pdf

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