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Object ID # 1959.038.001
Object Name Flag
Title Souvenir of the Opening of the Grand Trunk Railway Line
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Date 1894
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description One small souvenir flag, on a stick, that is dark-blue in colour, with a picture of a train in gold. The blue fabric is a ribbon, attached with a couple of staples to the plain bare wood handle. The flag commemorates the opening of the Grand Trunk Railway at Owen Sound, Ontario, in August 29, 1894. The train was called "The Liverpool of Canada"? Owen Sound also had that nickname due to its shipping and train importance as a port. The printing has "OWEN SOUND / The Liverpool / of Canada / Opening of / GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY / AUG. 29 1894".
Makers mark No printer's identification
Provenance This souvenir flag was previously owned by Evelyn Earl R. Hair of 219 10th St. West, Owen Sound, Ontario. It commemorates the opening of the Grand Trunk Railway line at Owen Sound in August 29, 1894. Prior to that, in the 1870s-1880s, there was the Toronto, Grey & Bruce Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway at Owen Sound.
Collection Transportation, Railroad Equipment Collection
Material Ribbon/Wood/Ink?/Dye?
Dimensions W-15.5 L-18.5 D-0.8 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Wragge, Edmund
Railroad companies
Railroad facilities
Search Terms Grand Trunk Railway (G.T.R.)