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Object ID # 1975.190.001
Object Name Tumbler
Title 1889 Toronto Exhibition Souvenir Tumbler
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 1889
Made Unknown
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.
Provenance 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
Material Glass
Dimensions H-9.8 Dia-7.3 cm
Found Grey County, Ontario