Silver obol from Bactria (central Asia now parts of Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan) showing on the obverse the head of Eucratides I and on the reverse caps and palms of the Dioscuri.
Snapshot, likely taken by Norman C. Schneider, of Ethel Lapsley and Clarence Moebus outdoors in winter standing against a gnarled tree trunk. Ethel is seen looking at the camera and Clarence is looking over at her with a smile.
Postcards and invitations to events received by Hon. Dr. James Horace King, M. D. and his first wife, Mrs. Nellie Mae King. All items were attached to a scrapbook album at some point. Original file folder contained a note that read: “JH King Invitations. Detailed list JHK scrapbook #2,” possibly referring to file 26.
Two snapshots of downtown Kitchener taken at night in winter. One of King St. shows parked cars, all of which are 1920's or early 30's models, decorated for Christmas. The other is of old Kitchener City Hall decorated with Christmas lights
Published copy of the Nazi propaganda cigarette card album Kampf um's Dritte Reich : eine historische Bilderfolge (Battle for the Third Reich: a historical picture sequence). Album was created by Cigaretten / Bilderdienst of Hamburg, and published in 1933. Album contains space for 273 mounted trading cigarette cards (reproducing photographs by Heinrich Hoffmann) of which 270 are present. Through the mix of rhetoric and hand-coloured photographs, the album presents an interpretation of the ideological transformation in certain sectors of Germany's social and political spheres that led to the proclamation of the Third Reich (1933-1945). Album covers the public life of Adolf Hitler from 1914 to 1933, and the creation and evolution of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers' Party or Nazi Party) in Germany until 1933.
Press clippings from various publications primarily regarding Cameron Hill, fellow aircrew, and prisoners of war likely collected by Cameron's parents, Britton and Grace Hill, during the Second World War. Also includes one holiday greeting card from Bob Spence and two photographs. The first photograph features Cameron and fellow aircrew at their British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) Wings Parade on June 7, 1941 in Toronto, Ontario. The second photograph features Bob Spence and Jack Wood near El Alamein, Egypt in 1942.
Portraits of Schneider employees serving in the armed forces during World War II, most identified. These were published in issues of the in-house newsletter, The Voice. Also includes a group of nine photographs and postcards with messages to Norman C. Schneider from Lieut. R.A. Klaehn
Poster for a debate in Victoria College. Poster reads: “Mackenzie King : Rogue or Benefactor? A lively and interesting debate. Trinity College v. Victoria College. Sponsored by the Victoria College Debating Parliament. Tuesday, January 27th, 8 pm, at Alumni Hall in Victoria College. Refreshments afterwards. Come and state your views!”
Snapshot showing a barracks interior with soldiers smiling at the camera while on rest time. The group is seen seated and standing around a table with the remnants of a package sent from Schneider's that included cans and bags of food. Verso gives list of names, titled "The Boys" including "Slim" from Kitchener.
Correspondence, drafts, notes of Kay Rex, regarding Winnipeg Branch and biographical information about members, including Elizabeth Long, Pearl L'Ami, Miriam Green Ellis, and Abbie Sharman. Contains original clippings from the 1950's and photocopies of early material ca. 1904-1913, 1950's, including a photocopy of the June 25, 1904 Mail and Empire announcing the formation of the Canadian Women's Press Club, as well as photocopied material from the National Archives and the Provincial Archives of Manitoba.
Materials created or accumulated by Joan Hollobon about Kay Rex. Includes correspondence to Hollobon and to Hollobon and Rex, photographs of Rex, writings by Rex, and correspondence about the Women’s Press Club of Toronto’s Kay Rex Scholarship.
Materials related to renovations to the house Joan Hollobon and Kay Rex shared (217 Shaw Street, Toronto (ON)). Includes a Rex diary of renovations, floorplans and photographs of the property, and related correspondence. Also contains a mugshot of Kay Rex.
Correspondence sent and received by Joan Hollobon from and about the Gamble family. Includes photographs of the family, articles by George Alvan Gamble (Member of the Order of Canada, Canada Mental Health Association, Canadian Baptist Federation), and the programme for George Alvan Gamble’s funeral.
Materials related to members of the 16th Canadian Ministry (1935–1948) with Hon. W. L. Mackenzie King as Prime Minister. Includes one photograph of some members. Also contains materials related to Humphrey Mitchell (MP and Minister of Labour, 1941-1950), including a biographical sketch for Humphrey Mitchell written by Dr. Craig Heron and extracted from the Canadian Encyclopedia, a letter from J. J. McCann (MP, Minister of National War Services, Minister of National Revenue, and Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys 1945-1957), and the reproduction of a photograph from Mitchell’s funeral
Electrotype coin from Syracuse showing on the obverse the head of the nymph Arethusa with a reed crown, surrounded by three dolphins and the reverse a quadriga facing left with a driver holding the reigns and a kentron. A triskele appears above the quadriga and below "ΣYPAKOΣIΩN."
SIlver siglo from Persia (the Achaemenid Empire) showing on the obverse an archer clad in the Persian "candys", kneeling right on one knee, at his back a quiver, in his right a spear, and in his outstretched left a strung bow and on the reverse an incuse square.
Silver hemiobol from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and the reverse an owl and the letters AOE. The hemiobol was often used in Greek mythology to pay the Ferryman to cross the River Styx.
Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Stephen of Blois and on the reverse a cross moline. The coin is considered a Watord type due to the large hoard of this style of coin found in Watford.
Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry II and on the reverse a short cross with crosslets in the angles. The name Tealby was given to these coins because of the hoard of over 5000 of these coins was discovered at Tealby, Lincolnshire in 1807.