Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | August 31, 2014

Artifact of the Week. Cornwall Beer Mugs.

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Beer mugs make perfect gifts for that man in your family who has everything.  Cornwall’s souvenir makers certainly understood this and made sure that we had mugs for every occasion.

From left to right:  pewter, glass buttomed mug used as a tennis trophy in 1886.  This mug was awarded to Earnest S. Mattice who captured the Gentlemen Singles berth at the Cornwall Tennis Club.  The mug was donated by Mrs. Mary Mitchell of Ottawa.  “Stone” mug (see below.)  St. Lawrence Seaway, Royal Visit to Canada miniature mug, 1959.  Leather covered modern pewter, glass buttomed mug, from Domtar Fine Papers give to celebrate the Paper Mill’s Daily Production Record of 764.4 tons Nov. 13, 1973.  Modern pewter mug with the crest of the Cornwall Golf and Country Club sold to mark the 1996 centennial of the Club.

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A “stone” miniature beer mug impressed “Germany” on the base.  The coloured transfer image is from a postcard of the SS Empire State, shooting the Long Sault Rapids before World War I.  The steamship was part of the American Line that sailed from Ogdensburg to Montreal.

This is a just a small sample of celebration mugs in the collection at the Cornwall Community Museum.

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