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The Robertson Place

The Robertson Place

This photo was labeled as “The Robertson Place” at Lake Youngs. It really shows what life was like back in the homesteading days! date unknown
(if you zoom in you can see the whole family dressed up for this photo, even though they are so tiny you can barely tell!)
Early Kent Money

Early Kent Money

Today while scanning, we ran across some fascinating currency from the early 1900’s backed by the Bank of Kent!
“Generally, a central bank or treasury is solely responsible within a state or currency union for the issue of banknotes. However, this is not always the case, and historically the paper currency of countries was often handled entirely by private banks. Thus, many different banks or institutions may have issued banknotes in a given country. Commercial banks in the United States had legally issued banknotes before there was a national currency; however, these became subject to government authorization from 1863 to 1932. In the last of these series, the issuing bank would stamp its name and promise to pay, along with the signatures of its president and cashier on a preprinted note. By this time, the notes were standardized in appearance and not too different from Federal Reserve Notes.”
We also have some coins that were used at a store in Orilla that they struck themselves and were only good at their store. This was a common practice in more rural areas.
Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine’s Day Cards

Today we will share a few of our large collection of antique Valentines Day Cards!
This first one is the only dated card. It is a postcard from 1913 to Miss Pearl Swaisgood 🙂




Here is a rather cheeky Valentine from our collection, to Janet Tell 🙂




These last two Valentines are intricately cut and fold out to be 3-D! They were made in Germany.