Ontario Blank Drawing Book 1939

1939 Collection of Weeds

I’ve had this old scrapbook in my old papers collection for a few years, its pages showing all kinds of great textures and nuances for collage art. Each page is labelled with the name of a plant, and here are traces of tape where my great aunt’s weed collection was once displayed. I found references…

letter from November 3, 1939

November 3, 1939

Postmarked London, Ont. Nov 3, 1939 11 PM Mrs. Clarence Duck, Morpeth, Ontario Fri. Nov. 3, 1939 23 McKenzie Ave., Dear Folks, – As you will see by the above I am working backwards too. You still talk in riddles Ike. I got your letter today – was looking for it. Thought I should get…

October 25, 1939 letter home

Now this is definitely something that would be odd today: to receive a pheasant in the mail, and then proceed to eat it for dinner. I love these quirky snapshots of rural life 75 years ago! Postmarked London Ont. Oct. 25, 1939, 10 PM Mrs. Clarence Duck, Morpeth, Ontario 23 McKenzie Ave. Wed. Oct. 25,…

Ilene King

October 12, 1939 – Letter home from London

Postmarked Oct. 12, 11:30 pm, 1939 London, Ont. Mrs. Clarence Duck, Morpeth, Ontario Dear Folks, – I have only about fifteen minutes before supper so this will not be very long. I didn’t get home until 4:45 to-night. There was a meeting about the Red Cross Society. There is a meeting after 4 several nights…

Letter home: September 21, 1939

This letter was tucked in the same envelope as the previous one. It continues the inside joke of “Ike” – interesting. It sounds like Helene was having a lot of trouble getting the books she needed, and maybe feeling a little behind as she started college. I found a photo of the address where she…