Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | November 17, 2016

Artifact of the Week. Jacquard woven image of the Canada Mill, 1887.


When I first saw one of these woven images of the Canada Mill and weaveshed, I thought that it was one of a kind.  Since then I have seen several more, suggesting it was produced as a souvenir.

The work was done in 1887 by Emil Dick.  This example was given to Mr. Jamieson, Manager for the Cornwall Mills and donated by by Bob Jamieson of Montreal in 2011.

At the time of production, the Canada’s Mills weaveshed, was the largest in the British Empire.  The work measures 50.2 cm x 20.5 cm.

scan00171880 letterhead for the Canada Mill.


The Canada Mill and weaveshed looking north from the canal entrance.  Note that the roof on the tower has changed, dating this image after 1887.

These are just a few images from the dozens of the Canada Mill in the archives of the Cornwall Community Museum.



  1. Thanks for sharing.

    Sent from my iPad


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