Children’s Shoes - Brown Leather Booties, lined around the ankle in pale blue cotton. Moccassin style design. Decorative pale blue stitch around ankle and tongue of each shoe. Three eyelets on each side. (”A” has no lace. ”B” has lace). Both machine and hand stitched.
969.2.2a, Doll bisque headed, with kid body, arms and legs. The legs are jointed but the arms are straight. Hands and feet are kid with stitching to indicate fingers & toes. The doll has violet inset eyes, (noticed January 29, 2003 that eyes are gone), long blonde hair and rosy cheeks. Wearing a lightly patterned, checked white pinafore over a faded pink dress.
Given how today is national “Talk like a Pirate Day,” we thought we’d share something with a ship on it! This gorgeous vase depicting a ship is part of the museum’s Smith Potteries collection! Fun fact, me hearties: there are not.
Beaton’s Dairy was located at 245 King Street West, just east of Park Road South. The Dairy would make daily delivery trips to Bowmanville, Whitby, Pickering, and Brooklin, and it offered a full line of dairy products, including: butter, ice cream, and a “Chocolate Milk Drink”In 1920, Beaton’s Dairy merged with Maple Leaf Dairy in 1928, although they retained the name of Beaton’s Dairy. Later, in 1963, Beaton’s Dairy was sold to the Oshawa Dairy.
008.8.50a-c, Handkerchief featuring the Ontario Regiment crest. Fidelis et Paratus is the motto of the Ontario Regiment, a primary reserve of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC), which has its headquarters in Oshawa. Fidelis et Paratus translates to Faithful and Prepared.
Did you know that Railway Lanterns have many different meanings, depending on what colour they are? White/Clear Lanterns were used by the Brakeman to give the general, more common signals around the yard. They or a green lantern could also be used to.