Item 2019-064 - 1878 City of Belleville celebrations banner

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CA ON00156 2019-064


1878 City of Belleville celebrations banner


  • 1878 (Creation)

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1 rolled cloth banner, 200cm x 150cm, with pasted paper notices

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Administrative history

The Town of Belleville, Ontario was incorporated effective January 1, 1850 under the terms of the Baldwin Act, Chapter 81, Canada Statutes, 1849. The town became a City in 1878. In 1998 it amalgamated with the surrounding Township of Thurlow.

Archival history

The banner was previously owned by the donor's father, Charles DeLong, and Charles's father, Daniel Milton DeLong (1872-1962), who lived at 49 Catharine Street in Belleville.

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Donated by Peter DeLong in July 2019.

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Banner with pasted posters and invitations from the 1878 Dominion Day celebrations when Belleville received City status.

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Banner is large and slightly water damaged.

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Individual items on the banner have been photographed and shared at

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