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Name Biltmore Hats Limited

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Image of 2004.17.8 - Program

2004.17.8 - Program

Program, "Victoria Ice Frolics of 1948 Presented by Victoria Skating Club of Guelph" on December 3rd and 4th, 1948 at Guelph Memorial Gardens Arena. Purple paper covered program with line drawing of a female figure skater in mid-jump. The souvenir program is for the 1948 Victoria Ice Frolics. The program contains photos of the participants in the event, advertisements of local businesses, and the agenda for event. Illustrations: Printed, Photographs B/W No. of pages: 32

1997.16.26 - Program

White and green booklet for GCVI, outlining the program for the ceremony, scholarship recipients and lists of teachers. Commencement, the Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute "Here the field lies open to the quest of knowledge" 1979 October 26 8:00 pm

1997.16.28 - Program

White and green booklet for GCVI, outlining the program for the 1973 ceremony, scholarship recipients and lists of teachers. Also a green and white sketch of the first Wellington County Grammar School 1845. The guelph collegiate vocational institute commencement november 2 1973 8:00 pm

Image of 1994.12.9 - Program

1994.12.9 - Program

Program, "Guelph Biltmores Junior "A" Hockey Club Official Program" for game against the Windsor Spitfires on January 7, 1949. Red, white and blue paper cover of a hockey player in the middle on a blue background. Red and white letters and a red border. Inside is a description of each of the players, advertisements, home and away game schedules and the Memorial Cup winners. Illustrations: Advertisements/Photographs, B/W "THE WORLD'S FASTEST SPORT, GUELPH BILTMORES JUNIOR A HOCKEY CLUB OFFICIAL PROGRAM 10 (CENTS)" "R. LACASSE" No. of pages: 36

Image of 2002.28.1 - Pamphlet

2002.28.1 - Pamphlet

Pamphlet; "a complete manual on retail hat selling by Biltmore. The Master Hat of Canada". Text is black print on white paper, with black and white photographs and drawings. Contains information on hat making,and tips for making hat sales eg. fitting hat shape to face, sales hints, shaping hat, presenting hat etc. Staple binding. Meant as a reference guide to be kept in stores. Cover, "a complete manual on retail hat selling by Biltmore. The Master of Canada", Biltmore crest, "Biltmore Hats Limited, Guelph, Canada", In blue ink at top right, "Sept. 17.50" No of Pages: 39

2002.62.2.2 - Newspaper

The Guelph Daily Mercury Progress Edition, February 27, 1962. The paper has two sections. .1 Front section with headline "Ours For the Making: A Wonderful World ... This Is The Story of Guelph". This section is twelve pages and has a futuristic drawing of the city on the front. .2 The second section has a cover page with "The Face of St. George's Sq. Changes" with photos and drawing of some of the buildings in the square. This section is sixteen pages long. No of Pages: 28

Image of 2003.83.1 - Map

2003.83.1 - Map

City of Guelph map. Background of city is white, streets are blue, highways are red. Outside of Guelph city boundries is yellow. On the bottom section of map is the street index, and along the right side is the cover (when folded up), and specific indexes such as "Interesting Points", "Golf Courses", and Shopping Plazas". The cover is blue with photo of City Hall. Reverse side of map is blank.

Image of 2005.15.1 - Map

2005.15.1 - Map

Map, paper. Appears to be copy of hand-drawn original. Upper left corner is written: "MAP / OF THE / CITY OF / GUELPH / IN THE / PROVINCE OF ONTARIO" in stylized writing with floral designs around it. Underneath this is written: "Showing:- Public Buildings - Black / Factories by Number / Scale - 10 Chains to one Inch." On left there is a numbered list of factories, headed by "Location of City Factories etc.". Bottom left is "Published by / C.L. NELLES / Bookseller & Stationer / GUELPH. ONTARIO.". Map covers area from Forest St. at the bottom to "Road at the North West Limit of the City" at the top, and from Silvercreek Road on the left to Victoria Road on the right.

Image of 2005.43.1 - Yearbook

2005.43.1 - Yearbook

Brown soft cover GCVI 1928 Yearbook. The book has an irridescent title "Acta Nostra GCVI Hic Patet Ingeniis Campus". At the bottom centre is "1928 published by the students of the Guelph Collegiate-Vocational Institute" in green. The book is filled with stories, anecdotes and black and white photos and illustrations. The book also has ads from many area merchants. The book is 132 pages long.

Image of 1999.33.1 - Videotape

1999.33.1 - Videotape

Black Videotape: Social History Project by GIRC. Summary of this tape: Her recollections of the immigration process-coming to Canada from Italy; Working-at Rennies, sewing, Biltmore hats, Language Problems; Things at home-buying home, finances, groceries; Keeping Italian heritage in Canada-programs on CJOY on Sundays, bringing mom over; Opinions on Social Problems-welfare, abused women, wage equity, parenting, health care; Church; Reflections on Life in Canada.

Image of 1999.33.4 - Videotape

1999.33.4 - Videotape

Videotape in black plastic case. Social History Project by GIRC. Summary of this tape: Immigration from Rome-permission, sponsorship, marriage; Impressions of Guelph-meeting people, language; First job at Biltmore-hours, workday, wages, challenges, unions; Home life - cooking, moving, garden, mortgage; Church-weddings, importance of, godchildren; Arrival of husband's parents-take care of them. Series of three still photos of Mary's Family; Language; Dating-rules in Italy vs. in Canada, marriage; Canadian Culture vs. Italian; Medical Practices-home remedies, hospitals; Ethnicity-racism, namecalling, discrimination; Downtown-stores, owners, changes; Reflections on Life here.

Image of 1999.33.7 - Videotape

1999.33.7 - Videotape

Videotape in black plastic case. Social History Project by GIRC. Summary of this tapes: Parents Immigration to Canada-dad's passport, arrival, impressions, experiences; Jobs-dad worked at lime kiln (pay, hours, safety), Matthew Wells Pickles, Biltmore, babysitting, real estate; Education-placed in grade 4 at age 17, uniforms, night school, importance; Church-importance, Latin Services, activities; Discrimination-against immigrants, gender, racial slurs; Marriage, customs, pregnant brides, unwed mothers, loss of identity, working mothers, no talk of sex in family-education left to schools; Differences between Canada and Europe; Cars of the '50s, downtown.

Image of 1999.33.10 - Videotape

1999.33.10 - Videotape

Videotape in black plastic case. Social History Project by GIRC. Summary of this tape: Family-Parents move from Scotland, parents occupations, dad's gardens, not well off, own wedding, children, birthcontol(didnt know anything); Entertainment-toys, games, soccer & hockey heroes, dances, big band music, clothes for dancing, YMCA; Work-chores, papers to help family, hat company during depression, jobs after war, labour unions, strikes; War-WWII(entered but was sick the whole time), rationing, brothers overseas.

Image of 1998.51.22 - Videotape

1998.51.22 - Videotape

Black plastic video tape with clear plastic tape. Interview with James Kelso who talks about his African heritage, coming to Guelph, growing up on a farm, bartering with neighbours, racism, making homebrew in the basement, church, interracial marriages, social activities for black people in town and on the farm, music, leaving Guelph to live in Montreal, positive side of the Depression, life at McGill University, meeting his wife, touring the US with his band, returning to Guelph, second marraige, changes in Guelph, Downtown Guelph, living in the Ward, unions at the Homewood, Biltmore Hats, Black community gone by the 1960s, Guelph Carribean society, etc.

Image of 1993.36.1 - Guide, Street

1993.36.1 - Guide, Street

Street Guide for City of Guelph, 1955. A small book listing streets, businesses etc. The exterior cover is blue and the interior is cream coloured paper with black ink. Printed on cover in blue print: Guelph Coat of Arms with text::" ..City of Guelph.. Street Guide / Price 35 cents". On page 3, it notes that this street guide "is sponsored by the Guelph Police Association 1955 with the support of our advertisers. / (COPYRIGHT) trademark of Typographical Union Label, Guelph." On page 103 is a list of street names proposed to have their names changed by City Council after May 1956. Illustrations: Advertisements/Printed No. of pages: 112

Image of 2006.32.1.3 - Disc, Digital Video

2006.32.1.3 - Disc, Digital Video

Valeriote Family Reunion DVD. .1 DVD of Valeriote Family History as told by John Valeriote. The disc has a white label with a photo of hilltop village in Italy and a title in black "Valeriote Family". .2 DVD of Valeriote Family Reunion 2004. The disc shows highlights from the reunion in the summer of 2004 and includes interviews with John Valeriote, Rich Valeriote, Aunt Girt and Angelo Longo. The disc has a white label with a photo of hilltop village in Italy and a title in black "Valeriote Family Reunion 2004". .3 DVD Case. The case is black with a two colour paper insert cover. The cover has a plaid design in two shades of cream. The cover has four images - one of the hilltop villa

Image of 2007.34.3 - Map

2007.34.3 - Map

Cream coloured paper with writing on the outside folded side. Unfolded it shows a map of the city of Guelph in black outlined drawing. Traced over some roads are red or blue lines. Writing on outside says; "Maps of the City of Guelph (underlined)/Showing Boundaries of/ Wards (underlined) and (??) Polling Sub Divisions (underlined)/ H.J.B. Leadlay (?)/City Clerk/ St. Patricks Ward (underlined) P.S. Div. 1.2.3 & 4/St. George's Ward (underlined) " 5.6.7 & 8/ St. John's Ward (underlined) " 9.10. & 11/St. David's Ward (underlined) " 12.13 & 14/ St. Andrews Ward (underlined) 15.16.17 & 18/ St. James' Ward (underlined) " 19.20.21 & 22" Inside the map's Title reads "The City of /Guelph/ Wellington C

Image of 2007.35.3 - Program

2007.35.3 - Program

Program, Kiwanis Guelph Club presents the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sir Ernest MacMillan, conductor, at the Collegiate Auditorium on Friday, November 17th 8:30 PM. The guest artist is Beauna Somerville, violinist. The proceeds in aid of Boys Camp. Cream coloured paper cover with printed black lettering and Kiwanis Club crest. The program has many advertisements from Guelph companies. The first page includes the programme for the evening, plus description of the music, the boys camp and a listing of the Kiwanis members, executive for 1944, and the committees. As well, it lists the members who are in military service. There are also B/W/ photographs of Sir Ernest MacMillan and the guest artis

Image of 2007.35.2 - Program

2007.35.2 - Program

Kiwanis Guelph Club presents the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Sir Ernest MacMillan, conductor at the Collegiate Auditorium on Wednesday Oct 31at 8:30 PM. The proceeds in aid of Boys Camp. Green coloured paper cover with printed black lettering and gold coloured Kiwanis crests on front cover. The program has many advertisements from Guelph companies. The first page includes the progress for the evening, plus description of the music, the boys camp and a listing of the Kiwanis members, executive for 1945 and the committees, as well as those members in military service. It also includes photograph of Sir Ernest MacMillan, and mayor Gordon Rife. Illustrations: B/W Printed No. of pages: 44

Image of 2007.35.4 - Program

2007.35.4 - Program

Program, Kiwanis Guelph Club presents the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Sir Ernest MacMillan, conductor at the Collegiate Auditorium on Wednesday November 5th, 1947 at 8:30 PM. The proceeds in aid of Boys Camp. Zara Nelsova, Guest Artist. Grey coloured paper cover with printed black lettering and blue, cream and gold coloured Kiwanis crest on the front cover. The program has many advertisements from Guelph companies. The second page includes the programme for the evening, plus description of the music, the boys camp. It also includes b/w photograph of Sir Ernest MacMillan. Inside last page includes a list of officers, directors, honorary members and the roster for April 1947. Illustrations: B/W