|Object ID #||1975.190.001|
|Title||1889 Toronto Exhibition Souvenir Tumbler|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Place of Origin||Canada?|
|Description||One transparent colourless glass tumbler. The top half is plain glass with etched script that reads "Toronto Exhibition, 1889" on one side and on the other is "A. J. Hewitt." A pattern of ovals and eight-pointed stars framed by modified pyramids fills the bottom half of the tumbler. Air bubbles visible in glass.|
This souvenir tumbler likely belonged to a Grey County, Ontario citizen. It apparently was obtained at the Toronto Exhibition of 1889. We are not sure yet where "A. J. Hewitt" lived. This item was donated to the County of Grey-Owen Sound Museum prior to 1975, but was found that year without a catalogue number on it, so it was assigned this one.
Would it be Miss Annie Hewitt of Owen Sound, Ontario? See the 1901 census transcript.
|Collection||Food Service Tools & Equipment|
|Dimensions||H-9.8 Dia-7.3 cm|
|Found||Grey County, Ontario|