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1. Hatbox

Leather and metal. Top hat box. The cardboard interior lined in red fabric has a wide ledge to support the brim of the hat, which rests upside down. Two cotton straps with a metal buckle hold the hat in place. The lid is secured by a broad leather strap, which passes from back to front under the handle and fastens with a brass lock, and by narrow leather straps that fasten with metal buckles at either side of the top. On one side, in black: “F. S. C.”

Anonymous gift RA-1974-L6-12

2. Speaker

Metal and pressed rubber. RCA Radiola Loud Speaker, model UZ-1325, serial no. 28377.

Anonymous gift RF-1980-L2-40A

3. Battery-operated radio

Mahogany, metal and other, 20th century. Atwater Kent model 20 compact, serial no. 383492. Probably the best-selling radio of the 1920s. The Atwater Kent Manufacturing Company – by 1925 the largest maker of radios in the U.S. – promoted its products vigorously.

Anonymous gift RF-1980-L2-19

4. Camera

Improved Seneca View camera, 5 x 7 and 5 x 10 formats. Early 20th century. Purchase DPG-048

5. Book: The Story of Kit Carson’s Life and Adventures – From Facts Narrated by Himself.

Published in 1873 in the United States. In ink on the endpaper: “James P. Dawes Lachine 1881.” James co-headed the Dawes Brewery, which was founded in Lachine in the early 1800s by his grandfather, Thomas Dawes.

Gift of Michel Ste-Marie RG-1999-075

6. Beer bottle

Glass. Embossed: “DAWES & CO. LACHINE, P.Q.” Dawes Brewery was founded in Lachine in the early 19th century.

Gift of Michel Ste-Marie RG-1999-807

7. Typewriter

Iron, wood and rubber, about 1935. Wooden keypads, rubber platen (roller). Marked: “UNDERWOOD STANDARD TYPEWRITER No 5.”

Anonymous gift RC-1980-L29-1