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Name Riverside Park - Floral Clock

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Image of 1994.51.30 - Postcard

1994.51.30 - Postcard

Colour, divided back, unused postcard of the floral clock, Riverside Park. The clock is situated in the foreground. It is shaped like a sun, and the date is incorporated into the design. The clock is constructed with various types of flowers and has Roman numerals. The home of the park superintendant is in the background. It is white with red trim, has a steeply pitched roof, 2 chimneys, double doors and a grid like wood design on the front porch. back: "FLORAL CLOCK CALENDER, RIVERSIDE PARK, GUELPH ONTARIO" "PETERBOROUGH POST CARD CO. PETERBOROUGH, CANADA" "MADE IN USA" Date Made Notes: Date on clock

1981.30.2.8 - Newspaper

Guelph Mercury 1981 Progress edition February 28, 1981. The paper is in 8 sections. .1 Front section with a colour cover showing a man working in a foundry. The section covers the day's news. 12 pages .2 Section 2 is a continuation of the day's news. 12 pages .3 First section of the Progress edition with a full page ad for John & Johnson celebrating the year of the disabled. 1A-16A .4 Section 2 of Progress edition with a full page ad for the Co-operators. 1B-16B .5 Section 3 of Progress edition with full page ad for Euclid on front cover. Pages 1C-12C. .6 Section 4 of progress edition with a full page ad for Muer Construction on the yellow front cover. Pages 1D-12D .7 Sec

Image of 2007.34.1 - Scrapbook

2007.34.1 - Scrapbook

Large, thick cardboard blue and maroon scrapbook. The front and back covers are blue with maroons triangular tips and spine. There are metal grommets and details all over the outside. There are two large spikes coming out of the spine that attach all the pages together (spine is open). At the bottom of the spine in silver printing "Made in Canada/Biltrite/Patented 1955" On the inside cover there are three metal hinges. Sticker at the bottom "Luckett's/Sterling/ Line/Made in Canada/No. 171032" A postcard has been glued to the cover. It is a festive image with a bowl of fruit and wrapped packages. The Title page reads: "City Clerk's Office, Guelph, Ontario" "Scrap Book: Year 1970 to" there are

1971.47.5.6 - Newspaper

Guelph Mercury 1956 Progress Edition, February 26, 1957. The paper is 80 pages. .1 Section 1 of the paper with an image of a man pouring molten metal into a mold over an aerial view of the city. This section covers the news of the day. Pages 1 - 12. .2 Section 2 is a continuation of the day's news. Pages 13-20. .3 Section 3 - first section of the progress Edition with images of different churches with the title "Silent fingers pointing to heaven". Pages A1 - A16 .4 Section 4 - second section of the progress edition with a large ad for the Board of trade on the front. Pages B1 - B16 .5 Section 5 - third section of Progress Edition. The title is "Guelph: The Royal City of Oppor

Image of 1994.51.33 - Postcard

1994.51.33 - Postcard

Colour, divided back, unused postcard of the floral clock, in side the green house at Riverside Park. Clock is round with Roman numerals, various plants and flowers used in it's construction. Base is red brick and there is a fountain in front of the base. There are a series of potted plants on ledges around the clock. "CONSERVATORY FLORAL CLOCK BOARD OF PARK MANAGEMENT, RIVERSIDE PARK, GUELPH, ONT" "DIST. BY KITCHENER NEWS CO. LTD.KITCHENER, ONT." "MADE IN CANADA" "PHOTO BY COLURYCHROME KITCHENER, PATENTEE JOHN CLARK, F. INST. PA" "CANADIAN PATENT NUMBER 64741"

Image of 2012.103.11 - Postcard

2012.103.11 - Postcard

Colour postcard of the Floral Clock at Riverside Park. The clock is dated July 28, 1972 and has "In Flanders Fields The Poppies Blow". Below the clock is a circular flower garden and a child is standing in that garden. On the back there is an explanation of the image "Guelph, Ontario In Flanders Fields the poppies blow... The all floral clock in Guelph pays tribute to her renowned son, Col. John McCrae, author of the famed World War I poem. John McCrae was born in Guelph in 1872." The photo was taken by Fred A. Curylo and the card was printed by Lawson Graphics pacific Limited in Vancouver and distributed by Kitchener News Co.

Image of 2017.10.4 - Booklet

2017.10.4 - Booklet

Guelph Guide, Spring 1985. The booklet contains advertisements and promotions for various businesses in Guelph and surrounding areas. The booklet offers many suggestions for dining, shopping, attractions, and activities visitors or residents can partake in. Front Cover: A picture of Guelph in the distance from the top of a hill, with some bullet-points in red describing what's in the book. Page 2: (inside of Front Cover) Ad for Stone Road Mall Page 3: Intro and Index Page 4: "Places to See" and Photo of St. George's Church Page 5: "Places to See" cont'd. with sketches of buildings Page 6: "Places to See" cont'd. Page 7: Ad for Brancier Page 8: "Places to See" cont'd. plus "Places to

Image of 2009.46.3 - Postcard

2009.46.3 - Postcard

The front of a postcard has on it the image of The Floral Clock from Riverside Park. The clock has written on it in the grass Sept. 14, 1964. Also seen in the picture is what appears to be the home of John "Jock" Clark, and wife Olive. Also in the picture are some benches to sit on amongst the gardens. The back of the postcard leaves room for a personal message as well a space in the top right hand corner for a stamp. The postcard says it is from Mutual Wholesale stationary Limited, London Ont.

Image of 1987.44.15 - Booklet

1987.44.15 - Booklet

Booklet, "Guelph Horticultural Society 1973 Annual, Floral Design: Outside and In". White paper cover with green printed lettering and a yellow, green, orange and white sketch of the floral clock in Riverside Park. Printed below sketch: "Courtesy: John Clark". Inside pages are white with black print. Contents include list of officers and directors, the annual program of meetings, program of public planting, an article about "The Floral Clock - (Frontispiece)", other articles about designing flower beds and floral arrangements, and information about upcoming exhibitions and competitions. As well there are numerous articles promoting local businesses. Illustrations: Printed No. of pages

Image of 1994.51.32 - Postcard

1994.51.32 - Postcard

Colour, divided back, unused postcard of the floral clock, Riverside Park. Clock is in foreground with children looking at it from the right side. Clock is round with Roman numerals. Various flowers and plants used in the construction and the date "Aug 1, 1970 incorporated into the design. There is a garden with a bench in front of the clock and part of the superintendant's house can be seen in the background. "FLORAL CLOCK CALENDER, RIVERSIDE PARK, GUELPH, ONTARIO" "A 44" "DIAMETER OF CLOCK COMPRISED OF EIGHT PLANT VARIETIES IN A TWELVE COLOUR FLORAL DISPLAY" DIST. BY KITCHENER NEWS CO. LTD.KITCHENER, ONT." "MADE IN CANADA" Date Made Notes: Date on clock

Image of 2013.9.17 - Postcard

2013.9.17 - Postcard

Colour postcard of the floral clock in Riverside Park, Guelph Ontario. The floral clock is located in the in the postcard. The date on the clock says Aug 26, 1970. In the background there is some white fencing and a small building. In front of the clock there is a variety of flowers and a wooden bench and a stone wall. On the back of the postcard in the upper left corner it says "Floral Clock, Guelph, Ontario. Their well kept public parks are the pride of Guelph citizens. A feature of riverside Park along highway 6 at the north entrance of the city is the largest floral clock in Ontario. A calendar on the clock is changed each day". The postcard was produced and printed by Progress Print

Image of 1997.16.13 - Postcard

1997.16.13 - Postcard

Floral clock inside a conservatory at Riverside park. Coloured postcard Conservatory Floral Clock Board of park management, Riverside park, guelph, Ontario.

1979.61.1 - Book

Red hard cover book "A Picture History of Guelph 1827-1978 Volume Two" by Robert Stewart. The book contains a series of clippings an historic photos telling the history of Guelph. On the inside front cover the book has been autographed by the author with the note "February 21st 1979 To the Guelph Civic Museum with my compliments Robert A M Stewart". Pages 2-18 Stewart Family history Pages 19-27 Stewart Lumber history Page 28 Robert Stewart history Pages 29-38 Guelph's 150th birthday Pages 39-44 Guelph Hotels Pages 45-56 Guelph Churches Pages 57-66 Guelph Industries Pages 67-71 Guelph Mayors Pages 72-99 Education Page 100 Library Page 100-107 Hospitals Page 108-122 Sports Page 1

Image of 2013.9.70 - Postcard

2013.9.70 - Postcard

Colour postcard of the floral clock in Riverside Park. The postcard shows the clock all created out of flowers, with the clock numbers done in roman numerals, out of yellow plants. The hands of the clock are also covered in plants. The clock is bordered by a stacked stone wall. In the background is the Park Superintendant's house which is white with red trim. The postcard has rounded corners and a glossy finish. On the back the card is a divided back style postcard. In the upper left corner is the caption "The Floral Clock, Riverside Partk, Guelph, Ontario, Canada." In the centre on the card, acting as the dividing line, is "Made in Canada, Exclusively by Alex Wilson Pub. Ltd., Dryden, On

Image of 2013.9.16 - Postcard

2013.9.16 - Postcard

Colour postcard of the floral clock in Riverside Park, Guelph Ontario. The floral clock is centre in the postcard. The date on the clock says July 15. In the background there is some white fencing. In front of the clock there is a variety of flowers and a wooden bench. On the back of the postcard in the upper left corner it says "floral Calendar Clock, Riverside Park, Guelph, Ontario. Designed by John Clark, F, Inst P.A.". Going down the middle it says "McCrae Birthplace Society, Guelph". At the bottom left it says "Photo by Eric Green".

Image of 1987.44.16 - Booklet

1987.44.16 - Booklet

Booklet, Guelph Horticultural Society 1975 Annual. This edition celebrates the 75 Anniversary of the GHS. White paper cover with printed green lettering with an illustration of a red poppy on the front cover. Inside pages are white with black print. Front cover reads: "1900 1975 / Guelph Horticultural Society / 75th Anniversary / 75 Years of Service". Contents include a list of executives and officers for 1975, the annual program, an article that commemorates the 75 years of service of the Guelph Horticultural Society, information about upcoming competitions and exhibitions, as well as numerous advertisements for local businesses. There are three b/w photographs: Miss Mabel Stewart and

Image of 2006.40.2 - Map

2006.40.2 - Map

Rand McNally Guelph, Georgetown and Acton street map, 2004. The map is colour with a red and blue front and back cover. The map is folded accordion style. One side of the map is the Guelph Street Map. On the other side of the map are several smaller maps of surrounding communities. The maps are of the township of Centre Wellington (Fergus and Elora), Town of Erin, Township of Guelph Eramosa (Rockwood), Acton, Georgetown, Downtown Guelph and a regional map.

Image of 1980.114.91 - Magazine

1980.114.91 - Magazine

Magazine "The Gas Line" Vol. 10 No. 1, December 1957. The magazine has a black an white photo of Johnston Hall on the cover. On the back cover are Union Gas directors looking at the pipe bending crew in Chatham, Ontario. In side the magazine is 6 pages and is all about the City of Guelph. There are a few black and white photos of the city as well, including Wyndham street, Reformatory grounds, Floral Clock, Royal City Park, Memorial Gardens Arena, Railways, McCrae Memorial, new housing projects.

Image of 1994.51.31 - Postcard

1994.51.31 - Postcard

Colour, divided back, unused postcard of the floral clock, Riverside Park and the superintendant's house. Clock is in the foreground and there are 2 people standing in front. Clock is round and has Roman numerals. Various plants are used in the construction and the date "Aug 23 1967" and the names of provinces and territories of Canada is incorporated into the design commemorating Centennial Year. The house in the background is white with red trim, has a steeply pitched roof with green shingles and a grid-like wood design on front porch. "CENTENNIAL FLORAL CLOCK, FLORAL CLOCK COMMEMORATING CANADA'S CENTENNIAL YEAR, 1867-1967, RIVERSIDE PARK, GUELPH, ONTARIO" "DIST. BY KITCHENER NEWS CO. LTD.

Image of 2006.40.1 - Map

2006.40.1 - Map

City of Guelph Transit and recreation map for 2005-2006. The map is colour with a cover that has an illustration of a bus and a silhouette of the horizon with Church of Our Lady. The back cover has Guelph Transit hours of operation and fare information. The map is folded accordion style and on one side has the map of Guelph with the bus routes marked in different colours. The other side of the map has a legend of the leisure and recreation services in Guelph. There is also a list of Guelph Schools, a small map of the Bus stop locations at St. George's Square, a list of ticket agents, riding tips and information of the Guelph Mobility Service.