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Tooth Fairy Society, 1978

I was reminded by a Facebook post of a friend of the lovely tradition of the tooth fairy, who apparently now pays $7 per tooth, that there was a time when I was a member of the Tooth Fairy Society of Canada. 61 more words


No Typhoid in O'Keefe's Beer, Montreal, 1906

La Presse 6 May 1906, page 27


Pas de Typhoide dans la bière O’Keefe

Toutes les bières O’Keefe sont absolument pures et hygiéniques.  On ne sert que du meilleur orge, du meilleur malt, meilleur houblon et de pure eau filtrée. 117 more words


Driving in Quebec, summer 1930


The Crossing Sign

Bill heeded nix

Now he’s crossed

The River Styx

Curve on Two Wheels

Tried Bill McGee

And Drove Slap Bang

Into Eternity… 92 more words


Commemoration Stuff - Confessions of a Collector, 2017

It is 2017 and Canadian Confederation turned 150.  There have been parties, books, television specials and commemorative things – tons of commemorative things!  As a historian I can look on these items as representative of a vision of Canadian identity, and recognize that not everyone invests in the celebration and the souvenir items the same values.   709 more words


Cartier Centenary Fair, Montreal, 1919

Montreal Standard, 2 August 1919, page 33

The Cartier Centenary Fair

The Cartier Centenary Fair which is to be held in this city from August 9th to 17th inclusive on a 12 acre portion of Fletcher’s Field, is of great importance to all of the citizens of Montreal from a commercial and advertising standpoint. 1,072 more words


Battle of Chrysler`s Farm Monument, 1895

The Glengarrian, 27 Sep 1895

The Battle of Chrysler’s Farm

Unveiling of the Monument

The monument was unveiled on Wednesday with most befitting honour and unbounded enthusiasm.  573 more words


Scots cartoon, Montreal, 1912

Montreal Daily Star, 8 May 1912, page 7

“Eh! Man, but I’d like a dish o’ they Oats.”