Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | March 4, 2015

Artifact of the Week. Seal muff and Glengarry, circa 1900; child’s winter coat, circa 1920.

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A seal skin muff and Glengarry cap made by Robertston & Co., St. James St., Montreal.  Donated and worn by Miss Duquette  (Paul) of Cornwall, before World War I.

The 1901 Eaton’s Fall catalogue sold seal skin muffs for a whopping $20!

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Pearl and Ruth Kinghorn in Cornwall in 1918 in their winter finery.

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Margaret Barclay a student at the Cornwall Commercial College standing next to the Cornwall Canal, winter 1918.

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Cornwall, winter 1921.

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A Sister dressed for Winter, Ottawa 1914.

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Child’s winter coat made of imitation fur, ca. 1920.

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Two Cornwall gentlemen prepared for winter, photograph by J.A. Noel, of Cornwall, circa 1900.

Diary of A.J. McGillis, Glen Walter.  Original spelling and grammar maintained.

March 1, 1910. – George Deruchie wife died this evening.

2nd – drawing out manure from east barn.

3rd – A & M & M went to Cornwall bought oil cloth for kitchen stairs paid 30 cents a yard for it snow nearly all gone thawing every day.  Allie Munroe and Clark’s family went out west.

5th – the first buggy went west.

6th – the first cow calved Alex white heafer and old white pig had 13 little ones. two died.  thunder and lightening storm tonight.

7th – M. & C. & A. cleaned sheep pen began to fatten pigs.

8th – Minnie began to house clean painting upstairs over kitchen.

11th – A went to Cornwall to get posey shod, the first cow calved.

12th – Minnie finished laying oil cloth on kitchen stairs.

13th – Dandie the cow died this evening, raining and turned to snow.

14th – Peter McGillis came to help  saw the boys went to sugar bush to put pipe up and get ready to tap.

15th – tapped 80 trees this morning.  D. Burshaw moved his saw here began to saw in afternoon.

17th – found the first lambs this morning a pair of tweens found first goose egg.

18th – finished sawing wood paid $1.

19th – tapped nearly all the trees today.  black pig had 2 little ones.

20th – see first robin.

21st – made the first boil of syrup.

22nd – the river began to open and there was wagons crossed over at Glen Walter on Sarturday.

 

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