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Pride Photo Collage

Discover the Artifacts in our Pride Photo Collage

Belleville is celebrating Pride Week June 4-9!  The festivities culminate with a Pride in the Park Celebration on Saturday, June 9. In honour of Pride Week, and June as Pride Month, Glanmore National Historic Site has released a photo collage of artifacts from the museum collection to recreate the colours of the Pride flag.

photos of artifacts arranged by colour to represent the Pride Flag

 

Here is some information about each of the artifacts featured:

Red:

Parasol – A sun umbrella used by Mrs. Della Prentice and her daughter Myrtle Prentice Wannamaker, circa 1900. (Regional Collection
Kiddie Car – A small child’s Kiddie-Car which was purchased in 1944. (Regional Collection) 
Flag – A flag commemorating Canada’s Centennial 1867-1967. (Regional Collection) 

Orange:

Quilt – A cheddar-orange and while quilt pieced in the geometric pattern known as “Lady of the Lake.” This quilt was made by Elizabeth Walker, circa 1870. (Regional Collection)
Bicycle License – A bicycle licence plate issued by the City of Belleville in 1944.  (Regional Collection)
Tobacco Tin – A tin packaging container for Napoleon Honey Dew brand chewing tobacco, which was made in Montreal by the W.C. MacDonald Inc., circa 1900. (Regional Collection)

Yellow:

Cloisonne Bowl – A Chinese cloisonne bowl featuring a peony design, circa 1920. (Couldery Collection)
T-shirt – A t-shirt promoting the Citizens for Downtown Belleville, a group of residents that worked to support and revitalize the downtown core in 2000. (Regional Collection)
Vase  – An etched amber-flashed and cut-glass vase, circa 1880. (Regional Collection)

Green:

Epergne – A Venetian-type glass centerpiece with branching vases for flowers, circa 1890. (Couldery Collection)
Doll’s Dress – A taffeta dress for a small doll, circa 1870. (Regional Collection)
Baby Carriage – A Wicker doll carriage, circa 1890. (Regional Collecton)

Blue:

Serving Dish – A large serving platter featuring a transfer-ware pattern of birds and foliage. This platter is part of the set of dishes gifted by Queen Victoria to Sir Mackenzie Bowell in 1896. (Bowell Collection)
Fan – An ivory fan with silk and ostrich feathers, circa 1910. (Regional Collection)
Pastel Painting – An oil pastel painting of a winter scene featuring a shepherd herding his flock. Attributed to Bertram A. Couldery (1839-1911). (Couldery Collection)

Purple:

Purse – A mesh and beaded purse which belonged to a member of the Riggs family, circa 1920. (Regional Collection)
Gloves – A pair of wrist length leather gloves worn by Ethelwyn Morden, circa 1910. (Regional Collection)
Hat- A wide-brimmed velvet hat with with ostrich feathers, circa 1900. (Regional Collection)

 

Melissa Wakeling has a Bachelor of Arts from Trent University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College. Melissa works as Education and Marketing Coordinator at Glanmore National Historic Site in Belleville, Ontario.