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Better Heating Limited

Item is an image of Better Heating Limited, which was located at 132-134 York Street on the north side between Bay Street North and Caroline Street North. The president of the company was George E. Gray and they sold warm air furnaces and stokers,...

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Bruce William New fonds

  • CA ON00131 01120
  • Fonds

The fonds consists of three computer typed manuscripts written by Bruce New. The first manuscript is entitled "Down to the Pub" a memoir of the Gown and Gavel Pub former located at 24 Hess Street South in Hamilton. The second manuscript ...

New, William Bruce

Firth Brothers

Item is an image of a tailor working at Firth Brothers clothing store, located at 106 James Street North, where Norman F. Firth began his clothing business in 1909.

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George Webb fonds

  • CA ON00131 01038
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1942

The fonds consists of bibles, prayer books, contracts, and Webb's personal diaries, which contain information about his life and work. The fonds is arranged in three series: Bibles, Contacts, and Diaries.

Webb, George Frederick

Gillies-Guy Limited

Item is a photograph of a worker filling a Gillies-Guy Fuel Oil truck at the Weaver Coal and Oil Company storage dock at the foot of Victoria Ave. The headquarters for Gillies-Guy was located at 65 James Street South.

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Glendale Spinning Mills Limited

Item is a photograph of Glendale Spinning Mills, incorporated in 1918, and located on the east side of Glendale Avenue at Primrose Avenue. Glendale Spinning Mills was formed during the first World War by W.A. Holton of Hamilton, F.L. Chipman and E...

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Graeme MacKay political sketches

  • CA ON00131 00955
  • Collection
  • 1997-2000

The collection consists primarily of political cartoons drawn by Graeme MacKay for The Hamilton Spectator. Topics covered in the cartoons are wide-ranging, and involve many political issues facing Canada, Ontario and the city of Hamilton. All of t...

MacKay, Graeme

Hamilton - Exhibitions - Industrial Fair, 1949

Item is a photograph of the "Remington Rand" booth at Hamilton's 1949 Industrial Fair, held at the armouries. This four-day event was a non-profit fair organized by the Hamilton Junior Chamber of Commerce. It was held in the local...

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Hamilton Signs

Item is a photograph of a Russell T. Kelley blossom float and sign from Hamilton Signs, 211 Main Street East.

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Hostess Wafflette & Timbale Cup set

Item is a photograph of a Hostess Wafflette & Timbale Cup set of three cast iron moulds, distributed by Clewood Products and used for making rossette waffles and timbales. The set includes a handle and instructions.

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Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) fonds

  • CA ON00131 00952
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2012

The fonds consists of administrative and other records of the various Hamilton chapters of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) from 1900 to 2012. The fonds is arranged chronologically by the date of the chapter’s foundation.

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE). Wellington Square Chapter

Iroquoia Bruce Trail Association fonds

  • CA ON00131 00919
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2019

The fonds consists of the Club's meeting minutes, trail status reports, publications, scrapbooks, artifacts such as plaques and badges, photographs and an audio-visual recording of an interview with artist Robert Bateman regarding the concept...

Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club

James Furniture Company

Item is an image of a Mort James the Mover truck parked outside of James Furniture Company building at the corner of Park & Vine Street. According to the 1952 city directory, Mort James the Mover was located at 115 Park Street North and James...

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Jim Marshall Florist

Item is a photograph of Jim Marshall Florist store at 376 Cumberland Avenue. Fencing is by Stelco Fences.

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Leather Cartage Company

Item is an image of a driver and his Leather Cartage Company truck (#201). Harold Hamilton Leather was born on May 23, 1893 in Hamilton, Ontario. He established his own company, Leather Cartage in 1924 in Hamilton, which was sold in the 1950s, w...

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Liberty Women's Wear 1946

Item is an image of display windows of Liberty Women's Wear clothing store, which was located at 129 King Street East, Hamilton. After being on business for a number of years, Liberty Women's Wear opened a new store at the King Street Ea...

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Liberty Womens Wear window display

Item is an image of display windows at Liberty Women's Wear clothing store, located at 129 King Street East. The store had been open for a number of years in Hamilton when they moved to 129 King Street East and opened their new store in Marc...

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Mac's Garage Ltd.

Item is an image of a photo of a tow truck belonging to Mac's Garage located at 1068-1072 Barton Street East.

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McLaren Motor Sales Limited

Item is a photograph of the used car department and General Motors factory branch at McLaren Motor Sales Limited, 175 King Street West, Hamilton.

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Mercury Mills Limited fonds

  • CA ON00131 01104
  • Fonds

The donation consists of one scrapbook of letters of thanks received by the employees of Mercury Mills Limited for the company's donation of items during the Second War World.

Mercury Mills Limited

Military, Series 15

Series consist of postcards that showcase Hamilton’s military history, in particular the 91st Highlanders, military parades throughout the city, and the armoury on James Street North.

Municipal Chapter records

The subfonds consists of records documenting the activities of the Municipal Chapter of the IODE, arranged in the following series: minute books; annual meeting minutes and reports; treasurer's book and reports; special committee reports; mem...

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Municipal Chapter

Oldsmobile showroom (John St. N., Hamilton, Ont.)

Item is an image of the showroom windows of General Motors Products of Canada, 68-72 John Street North, which are painted with signs for Oldsmobile automobiles. Top left is an advertisement for neighboring car dealership, Sellens & Dotzenrod ...

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Opera Hamilton fonds

  • 00910
  • Fonds

The fonds consists of the administrative records of Opera Hamilton, and includes the following 5 series: Administrative Records, Hamilton Opera Guild, History of Opera Hamilton, Opera Productions, and Publicity.

Opera Hamilton

Parks, Series 18

The series consists of postcards related to the City of Hamilton's parks, including Ainseley, Confederation, Dundurn, Gage, Gore, Lakeland Beach, Landsdowne, Reservoir, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sam Lawrence, and Woodland.

Postcard Collection

  • CA ON00131 HPL_PC
  • Collection
  • 1900s-2000s

The Postcard Collection is an artificial collection consisting of over 800 postcards documenting the City of Hamilton and surrounding areas. The collection has been arranged by subjects into 32 series: Advertising, Aldershot, Ancaster, Bartonville...

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