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Canada Optical Company collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.10
  • Collection
  • 1947-1993

Collection of materials relating to the Canada Optical Company in Deseronto, Ontario, including:

  • Typescript catalogue of glasses frames, 1947
  • Postcard with drawing of outside of plant, c.1950
  • Visitor book with Polaroid photographs of visitors, 1969-1974
  • Photograph album of staff events and activities, c.1975-1990
  • Magazine and newspaper articles about the company, 1980-1993
  • Product information sheets, 1980s
  • Employee benefits book, 1986

The materials were collected by Don Simpson, former general manager of the Deseronto plant.

Canada Optical Company

Deseronto Town Hall photograph collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.13
  • Collection
  • 1970s-2011

Photographs of Deseronto, Ontario dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs of the town from the 1980s; the interior of the former Home Hardware store in the Baker Block on Main Street; the O’Connor House on Main Street before its demolition; the 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, photographs of Centennial Park and Rathbun Memorial Park; the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001; the Ontario Provincial Police handover ceremony in 2001; an Easter Parade from the early 2000s; a Santa Parade; the 2002 New Year’s Levee; and the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto.

Most of the photographs appear to have been taken by Town staff. One envelope was donated to the Town by Irene Usher and contains photographs taken by her late husband, Tom.

Digital image of members of the Hawley family, 1917

  • CA ON00156 2016-101
  • Item
  • 1917

Photograph of members of the Hawley family on the occasion of the baptism of the youngest member. From left to right are: Olive Esther Delmage Hawley (1878-1951); Mary Minetta Hawley MacDonald Selby (1916-2009); Howard Delmage Hawley (1908-1982); George Elmer Hawley (1875-1966); and George Rockwell Hawley (1914-1984). George and Olive moved with their family to Deseronto, Ontario,in 1930 and lived at what is now 317 Main Street next to the small park.

Hawley (family)

J. Clarence Waddell photographs

  • Collection
  • 1913-1918

Photographs of scenes in and around Belleville, Ontario, including a circus parade, Lincoln Beachey's aircraft, the talc mine at Madoc and military groups.

Waddell, J. Clarence

Minute book of Canadian Order of Foresters, Court Quinte No. 1

  • CA ON00156 2016-88
  • Item
  • 1893-1906

Minute book of the Canadian Order of Foresters, Court Quinte No. 1. The fraternal society met in Deseronto, Ontario. The minutes record applications for membership of the society, payments of bills and notes of people who addressed the group. There are some loose papers inside the volume, mainly applications for admission, with reports of character committees on the back.

Canadian Order of Foresters, Court Quinte No. 1

Redi-Heat collection

  • CA ON00156 2018-099
  • Collection
  • 1938-1946

Collection consists of two items: Digital copy of a photograph of the Redi-Heat building on Mill and Water streets in Deseronto, taken by Frederick Harold Ball in 1938 Financial statements for the Redi-Heat Electrical Appliance Company, 1946, prepared by W. S. Stone, Chartered Accountant, of Belleville, Ontario

Ball, Frederick Harold

Thelma Joyce photographs from Deseronto and Napanee

  • CA ON00156 2019-072
  • Collection
  • 1927-1931

Three photographs, formerly in the possession of Thelma Joyce:
1) Students and staff of Deseronto High School, 1927-1928, taken by E. J. Powell of Hamilton [photograph has names on reverse]
2) Members of the United Empire Loyalist Pageant in Deseronto, 1929, taken by Marrison of Kingston
3) Students and staff of Napanee Collegiate Institute and Vocational School, 1930-1931, taken by E. J. Powell of Hamilton

Joyce, Thelma