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Image of 2004.76.8 - Newspaper

2004.76.8 - Newspaper

The Guelph Evening Mercury Centennial edition still in its brown wrapper. The newspaper is rolled up and wrapped in a brown waxey paper with red print on one side. The red print says "The Guelph Evening Mercury 1827-1927 Centennial Edition" and is surrounded by a red ribbon border. Beside the lettering are lines for a person's address (they are blank.)

Image of 1997.16.34 - Calendar

1997.16.34 - Calendar

Guelph historic calendar with old photographs of the historic people and places of Guelph for the year of 1977. Yellow cover.

Image of 1985.2.1 - Postcard

1985.2.1 - Postcard

Black and white postcard of the Guelph Centennial Arch, made of evergreen boughs surmounted by a maple leaf, across Wyndham St. at Carden St. It was erected in celebration of Guelph's Centennial, 1827-1927. The photograph was taken looking toward St. George's Square, showing the King Edward Hotel and the Macdonald Block.

Image of 1999.7.13 - Program, Theatre

1999.7.13 - Program, Theatre

Program, "The Angels of the Earth." Large rectangular booklet. 16 pages long, plus front and back cover. The front cover is white, has black script in the bottom right corner "The Angels of the Earth". It has a silhouette of three floating person shapes with longish hair and one arm stretched out in front of each. There is a sketch of a hand on the left hand side, on the bottom. The title page gives the stars of the show, the title, place, date. The bottom says "Cover design by Walter Hickling" all in black. The second and third pages have a single line border around them and are advertising space. Page four is advertising for Stelco and page five is advertising for Patterson's Furniture in H

Image of 1999.33.19 - Videotape

1999.33.19 - Videotape

Videotape in black plastic case. Social History Project by GIRC. Summary of this tape: Early life in Guelph-Brooklyn (part of town), Canadian Girls in Training, kept chickens at home, Peddlers; Christmas-what was done, special gifts, fun winter activities (toboggans and sleighing); Marriage-meeting husband, children, birthcontrol, first child, hospital stay; Working-during depression, her work, handling work and kids, wages, available jobs; Series of still photos; Entertainment-candystores, swimmint, bowling in Kitchener, Carnegie Library; Memories of old Guelph-streetcars, Bell organ Factory, Products unavailable now; Home Week 1927.

Image of 2000.21.5 - Postcard

2000.21.5 - Postcard

Black and white postcard of Church of Our Lady in 1927. In the foreground is the fence with bunting and a Union Jack flag decorating it in celebration of Guelph's Centennial. The postcard has a divided back. The postcard has been cut down and some of the image is missing. On back: "Postcard Correspondence Address Made in Canada" In Pencil "of Our Lady 1927"

Image of 2000.21.6 - Postcard

2000.21.6 - Postcard

Black and White postcard of Guelph City Hall during the Centennial celebrations of 1927. The building is completely decorated in bunting with a sign over the front door that reads "Centennial Headquarters". Beside the building is a small kiosk with a sign that says "Information". On Wyndham St. by City Hall is a greenery arch with a sign with a Maple Leaf over top "The Royal City extends to you 1000 welcomes" It appears that sign lit up at night. Above the street are lots of colourful banners and pennants hanging from wires. In the background there are several cars and people milling about. The postcard has a divided back but the postcard has been cut down so some of the back and image

Image of 2000.21.7 - Postcard

2000.21.7 - Postcard

Black and White postcard of the concrete arch in St. George's Square during the Centennial celebrations of 1927. The arch has writing on each pillar that says "Old Home Week Aug. 1-8" and across the arch it reads "1827 Guelph Centennial 1927" with a piece of bunting with the Guelph crest hanging down the centre. The arch sits over the street car island in the square and hanging from the wires are colourful banners and pennants. Wyndham street is entirely decorated in bunting and a banner hangs from a building saying "We are glad to greet you". Cars are parked along both sides of the street and people are milling about. The postcard has a divided back but the postcard has been cu

Image of 2000.21.8 - Postcard

2000.21.8 - Postcard

Black and White postcard of a model of the Priory sitting in front of City Hall during Centennial celebrations of 1927. The model has a small figure of John Galt standing outside. The model sits on a base covered in greenery and flanked with small union jacks and decorated with bunting. Part of City Hall is visible in the background, also decorated with bunting. The postcard has a divided back but the postcard has been cut down so some of the back and image are missing. On back: "Postcard Correspondence Address Made in Canada"

Image of 2007.34.2 - Scrapbook

2007.34.2 - Scrapbook

Black, thick cardboard covers around yellowed ledger sized pages. All of the pages have come away from the spine of the book. It is filled with newspaper clippings, starting on this inside cover. The scrapbook also includes; voting ballots and results, referendum ballots and results, sports items, death announcements, wedding annoucements, public notices, job postings, advertisements, election campaign adverts, historical articles, polling results (numbers added in pencil crayon),

Image of 1976.40.20 - Program

1976.40.20 - Program

Program for Guelph Centennial Old Home Week, August 1st to 6th,1927. Grey paper cover with printed black lettering and single line black border on both front and back covers. Booklet is bound with two staples. Within cover are 16 pages, off-white with black printed lettering. Published by the Centennial Committee. Contains schedule of events and attractions for each day, plus commercial advertisements. Front Cover: "Guelph Centennial Old Home Week / AUGUST 1st 6th / OFFICIAL PROGRAM / Historical Pageant / Sports / Attractions / Published by the Centennial Committee". Back Cover: "DALZIEL Chautaugua Carnival Show / MERRY-GO-ROUND / FERRIS WHEEL / AERIAL SWING / SHOWS / CONCESSIONS / WATER

Image of 1976.40.21 - Program

1976.40.21 - Program

Program, "Guelph Centennial Old Home Week Official Programme, August 1-6, 1927". Rectangular pale yellow paper cover, stapled, with black printed lettering. City Crest is on front cover. Inside pages are off-white with printed black text and b/w pictures of various public buildings and sites in Guelph. Contains a schedule of events for each day of Old Home Week, as well as small essays about the past and present history of Guelph. Included are two poems: "Guelph - Our Heritage" by Anne Sutherland; and "In Flanders Fields" by Lt. Col. John McCrae. As well there are numerous commercial advertisements placed by Guelph businesses. Front Cover: "Guelph Centennial Official Programme / City C

Image of 1983.116.4 - Sticker

1983.116.4 - Sticker

Sticker, Guelph Centennial Old Home Week Sticker, August 1 - 6, 1927. Red oval paper with adhesive on the back. Lettering is printed in off-white, except for "OLD HOME WEEK" which is printed in red on a rectangular off-white background. "Guelph Centennial / OLD HOME WEEK / AUG. 1 TO 6 1927".

Image of 1976.40.64.1 - Program

1976.40.64.1 - Program

Program - The Guelph Garrison Church Parade and Memorial Service Order of Service Program at Exhibition Park, July 31, 1927. Rectangular buff coloured paper with black printed lettering and border. Folded in half to form a four page program. Front page: "The Guelph Garrison Church Parade and Memorial Service / Order of Service / Sunday, 31st July, 1927. At Three o'clock Exhibition Park..... 1827 - Guelph's Centennial - 1927". Under "Exhibition Park" is a list of the names of the military units and commanding officers who participated in the parade and the memorial service. The centerfold details the order of service. The right side acknowledges that the end of the program will be a "Commem

1972.10.22.2 - Newspaper

Guelph Evening Mercury, April 23rd 1927. The paper's main story is of the founding of Guelph 100 years ago to the day. The title reads "This Is Guelph's red letter day". The paper is in two sections. .1 section 1 pages 1 - 18. .2 section 2 pages 19-28.

Image of 1978.139.13.8 - Newspaper

1978.139.13.8 - Newspaper

Guelph Mercury Centennial Edition, July 20, 1927. The paper is in 8 sections and the total number of pages is 132. .1 Section 1 - pages 1-16. On the front cover is a picture of Guelph circa 1832 and a picture of John Galt. The front story is about Guelph's founding. The front page is in very poor condition. The first section looks mainly at the early settlement of Guelph. .2 Section 2 - pages 17-32. On the cover is a story about men from Eramosa and their ordeal during the 1837 rebellion. The rest of the section looks at the Canada Company, the Priory, the Justice system in Guelph, Settlement in Guelph, and the Railway in Guelph. .3 Section 3 - pages 33-48. The cover story looks at t

1971.47.6.8 - Newspaper

Guelph Mercury Centennial Edition, July 20, 1927. The paper is in 8 sections and the total number of pages is 132. .1 Section 1 - pages 1-16. On the front cover is a picture of Guelph circa 1832 and a picture of John Galt. The front story is about Guelph's founding. The front page is in very poor condition. The first section looks mainly at the early settlement of Guelph. .2 Section 2 - pages 17-32. On the cover is a story about men from Eramosa and their ordeal during the 1837 rebellion. The rest of the section looks at the Canada Company, the Priory, the Justice system in Guelph, Settlement in Guelph, and the Railway in Guelph. .3 Section 3 - pages 33-48. The cover story looks at t

Image of 1993.18.1 - Cover, Cushion

1993.18.1 - Cover, Cushion

Cushion Cover. Unfinished. Printed with the City of Guelph emblem and has been painted to commemorate Guelph's Centennial 1827-1927. The emblem has a beaver on top with a large maple leaf in the centre with a flag on each side, one full Union Jack and one with a union Jack in the top corner.

Image of 1977.77.6 - Ribbon, Commemorative

1977.77.6 - Ribbon, Commemorative

Satin ribbon and brass-coloured metal button. Purple ribbon with forked bottom and printed in gold lettering on front of ribbon: "1827 / Guelph / 1927:, Face of button covered with plastic coated black and white bust length image of John Galt; printed around border of picture is: "John Galt Founder Guelph Centennial Reunion August 1-6, 1927". Metal brass coloured frame for Galt's picture is round with perforated and scalloped edge. Has pin on back for wearer's lapel.

Image of 1975X.00.620 - Brooch

1975X.00.620 - Brooch

Metal gilt circular frame, center contains a plastic reproduction of a John Galt photograph and around the photograph reads "John Galt Founder. Guelph Centennial re-union August 1-6 1927". "Made in Canada" written on back.