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Detail of wine container, bearing the words "R. ADAMS, WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANT DESERONTO ONT."

Robert Adams is listed in the 1891 census as a 'Liquor Merchant' in Deseronto, Ontario. He was born in Ontario to Irish parents on 30 March 1852…

Photograph of William Purvis (on right) and a colleague, standing next to the Deseronto Utilities Commission vehicle beside the pump house by the waterfront in Deseronto, Ontario.

Photograph loaned for scanning by Purvis's granddaughter, Cathie…


Newspaper advertisement for the White & Morris Funeral Home, 78 Centre Street, Deseronto, Ontario, c.1960s.

Loaned for scanning by Elaine Gardner, daughter of Evan Gardner, who ran a funeral home in the same premises in the 1940s.

Group of teenagers from Deseronto, Ontario, heading to Kingston to take part in the CKWS television show 'Teenage Dance Party' in May 1959.

Back row: Roger Cole, Wally Vick, George Russell
Front row: Carole Cole, Cathie Murphy, Sharon…

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A penny token from the Deseronto lodge of the Royal Black Preceptory, a protestant fraternal society.

The wording around the edge of the coin reads "DESERONTO R. B. P. No.928 * DESERONTO ONT *". In the centre of the coin is a skull and cross bones…

William MacDonald Mackintosh (on the right) with a trade-show stand for the Rainbow Protex Company. The firm manufactured auto top dressing and boot polish. Its works were in Deseronto. Mackintosh was a chemist who worked with waterproofing, textiles…

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Photo-postcard of the Canadian Northern Railway station on the southeast corner of Main and Mill Streets, Deseronto, Ontario. On the right of the picture is a Bay of Quinte Railway boxcar. The message on the back of this postcard refers to the…

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This photograph shows Roy, Ruth, Audrey and Vernon Mosier (all siblings). It was taken in Deseronto c.1926-1927.

Photograph of Delores Gardner at around five years old, on a Santa Parade float designed as a garden, dressed as the nursery rhyme character Mistress Mary.

Photograph loaned by Elaine Gardner (Delores's sister) for scanning on October 27, 2010.

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