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Toys like these from the 1920s are reminiscent of a time when Indigenous Peoples were being actively discriminated against and racial slurs were commonplace.

Compare the facial expression and colour of the toy figures. Why do you think they were…

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James Hodgson, owner of Peterborough business “Nish Tees,” has designed shirts for Orange Shirt Day since 2018. Each one includes a Grandfather teaching. This shirt, made in 2019, depicts the Wolf, which teaches both humility, and that strength lies…

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Do you feel as if you’ve seen this blue porcelain pattern before? There’s a good chance you have, as Blue Willow is the longest, continually used ceramic pattern in the world. This child’s tea set was passed down through generations of the same…

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Take a moment to look closely at these tiles. Their home was once the Gaoler’s residence at the Peterborough County Courthouse, where they were prominently displayed from 1865 until 1958. Designed by John Moyr Smith from Stoke-on-Trent, England, the…

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While we think of Ontario license plates as white with blue writing, at one time they were a bright shade of yellow! To save steel during World War II, only one plate was issued per car, except in 1944, when license plates weren’t issued at all.…

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This hand-painted tureen was given to Winnifred Leonard (née Galbraith) on her wedding day in 1840, by her mother. Blue and white porcelain housewares like this symbolized wealth and would have been a prized possession for the newlyweds.

With…

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Even if you don’t know someone who worked for Ovaltine here in Peterborough, you may have tried this malted drink. This formerly Swiss-owned company has been around for over 100 years. The local plant, once located at the corner of Lansdowne & Park…

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This flight bag showcases trends in air travel branding of the 1950s and 1960s. It may have belonged to a stewardess or a traveller. Either way, could the blue colour of the bag add a subtle sense of calm to the stress of travelling? Think of all the…

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Say cheese! Kodak’s Brownie cameras were commonplace in many Canadian households. This particular camera was used by a Peterborough resident.

Inexpensive and easy to use, the Brownie was the popular option for capturing day-to-day memories.…
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