Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | August 6, 2016

Artifact of the Week – S. Hunter, Pitt St., Tea Merchant. ca. 1905

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A very fashionable “art nouveau” designed tea and coffee tin sold by S. Hunter, Pitt St.

The tin was donated to the museum in 1994.  It measures 22.3 cm x 12.8 cm x 13.7 cm.

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S. Hunter traded under his own name during the early part of the 20th century, renaming his business The Bazaar, located in the Glengarry Block on Pitt St. around 1913.

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The Glengarry Block is adjacent to F.W. Woolworth on Pitt St., between 2nd and 3rd., as shown in this postcard.

This is a sample of the photographic and archival material used to support our artifact collection at the Cornwall Community Museum.

The tea/coffee tin is on display in the period kitchen.

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