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  • Jacquard Coverlet
    Jacquard Coverlet
    Object       A tied doublecloth, jacquard coverlet with an eagle, star, floral, and scroll pattern design. The coverlet was manufactured with an indigo blue wool on a white cotton ground. The background design consists of diamonds and triangles which surrounds the floral pattern in the centre. The floral pattern takes on a ...
    Object     A tied doublecloth, jacquard coverlet with an eagle, star, floral, and scroll pattern design. The coverlet was manufactured with an indigo blue wool on a white cotton ground. The background ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Memento
    Memento
    Object       A memento made from a piece of fungus material that was originally adhered to the bark of a tree. This has been cracked off, and its smooth surface etched with hand printing: Sunday P.M. / Sept. 23-1917 / 31 mile auto trip / Roy Shantz / Mrs. Roy Shantz / ...
    Object     A memento made from a piece of fungus material that was originally adhered to the bark of a tree. This has been cracked off, and its smooth surface etched with ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Ledger
    Ledger
    Object       A ledger containing financial transactions (personal expenses, farming and teamster expenses or receipts) and farming records (amounts yielded from different fields, sales of horses, etc.). There is no indication of ownership, but this is possibly the account book kept by Jacob B. Shantz, the son of Jacob Y. Shantz, who ...
    Object     A ledger containing financial transactions (personal expenses, farming and teamster expenses or receipts) and farming records (amounts yielded from different fields, sales of horses, etc.). There is no indication of ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Ledgers
    Ledgers
    Object       A group of ledgers and order books of the Jacob Y. ShantzSon Co., later known as the Dominion Button Manufacturers. 1. A General Business ledger with handwritten entries in red and blue/black ink which record and summarize various business activities of the Jacob Y. ShantzSon Co./Dominion Button Manufacturers from 1891 ...
    Object     A group of ledgers and order books of the Jacob Y. ShantzSon Co., later known as the Dominion Button Manufacturers. 1. A General Business ledger with handwritten entries in red ...
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    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Notebook - Dye Recipe Book
    Notebook - Dye Recipe Book
    Object       A small black softcover lined notebook. First page title reads "A. Coppy from the Dyer Cleason Oberholtzer Book, ... Berlin Ont. / November 14th 1892 ..." Written in ballpoint ink at foot of first page: Comp. Gross Dom Buttons. The notebook contains detailed handwritten instructions for mixing dye ingredients.
    Object     A small black softcover lined notebook. First page title reads "A. Coppy from the Dyer Cleason Oberholtzer Book, ... Berlin Ont. / November 14th 1892 ..." Written in ballpoint ink ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Memento
    Memento
    Object       A memento made from a piece of fungus material that was originally adhered to the bark of a tree. This has been cracked off, and its smooth surface etched/painted with hand printing: Together for Sunday Dinner / Heavy Snow Storm / January 1 - 1922 - First visit by Ory ...
    Object     A memento made from a piece of fungus material that was originally adhered to the bark of a tree. This has been cracked off, and its smooth surface etched/painted with ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Notebook - Colouring Ivory Buttons
    Notebook - Colouring Ivory Buttons
    Object       Light brown cloth-covered notebook titled "Coloring Ivory ButtonsRecepts for November 6th 1897" with handwritten entries (about one-quarter of the book), one dated 1899, about various dyeing processes. It is associated with the Jacob Y. ShantzSons Co. button factory.
    Object     Light brown cloth-covered notebook titled "Coloring Ivory ButtonsRecepts for November 6th 1897" with handwritten entries (about one-quarter of the book), one dated 1899, about various dyeing processes. It is associated ...
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    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Marriage Certificate
    Marriage Certificate
    Object       A German-language marriage certificate printed in black on plain paper with handwritten entries. It is dated April 9, 1872 and records the marriage of Enoch Bauman to Susannah Martin, both of Waterloo Township, Waterloo County. It is witnessed by David Bowman, Johannes Martin, and the Minister of the Mennonite Community ...
    Object     A German-language marriage certificate printed in black on plain paper with handwritten entries. It is dated April 9, 1872 and records the marriage of Enoch Bauman to Susannah Martin, both ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Locket
    Locket
    Object       A pewter locket attached to a heavy, ornate chain which consists of a series of several small metal links. Attached to each link is a tiny metal flower and a solid metal ball, one on either side of the link. The large metal loop that links the locket to the ...
    Object     A pewter locket attached to a heavy, ornate chain which consists of a series of several small metal links. Attached to each link is a tiny metal flower and a ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Trade Handbill
    Trade Handbill
    Object       Three trade handbills advertising sleighs made by the P.E. Shantz Foundry. Each is a single-sided sheet flyer advertising different models of boys' and girls' sleighs, circa 1910. Illustrations and specs for each model.
    Object     Three trade handbills advertising sleighs made by the P.E. Shantz Foundry. Each is a single-sided sheet flyer advertising different models of boys' and girls' sleighs, circa 1910. Illustrations and specs ...
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    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Deed
    Deed
    Object       Deed: "Cleason Shantz to Interior Hardwood Co., Shantz St., Waterloo - Description - All and singular that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate lying and being in the Town of Waterloo in the County of Waterloo and Province of Ontario containing by admeasurement two acres and three ...
    Object     Deed: "Cleason Shantz to Interior Hardwood Co., Shantz St., Waterloo - Description - All and singular that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate lying and being in ...
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    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Cape
    Cape
    Object       Short black wool cape has a stand-up collar trimmed with a frill of wide black grosgrain ribbon. The cape is lined with black cotton and has two hooks and eyes at the neck.
    Object     Short black wool cape has a stand-up collar trimmed with a frill of wide black grosgrain ribbon. The cape is lined with black cotton and has two hooks and eyes ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Account Books
    Account Books
    Object       Seven Account Books from the pharmacy of J.S. Hoffman, later owned by Moses Springer and Simon S. Snyder, Waterloo, Ontario. The Account Books were used to record prescriptions, listing the name of the patient, the components of the preparation and, in some cases, the price.
    Object     Seven Account Books from the pharmacy of J.S. Hoffman, later owned by Moses Springer and Simon S. Snyder, Waterloo, Ontario. The Account Books were used to record prescriptions, listing the ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Still Bank
    Still Bank
    Object       A still bank made of wood and glass painted with black decorative lines. Each side has a paper insert. One is headed “Plan for Working this Bank” and has spaces in which to fill the amounts saved. A second panel reads “Store Your Child’s Minds Bible Knowledge” and is signed ...
    Object     A still bank made of wood and glass painted with black decorative lines. Each side has a paper insert. One is headed “Plan for Working this Bank” and has spaces ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Letter - Death of Lincoln
    Letter - Death of Lincoln
    Object       Letter is about the assassination of President Lincoln. It on blue paper and is glued to a corner of the front sheet of four lined sheets of paper that have been tied in the corner with narrow pink ribbon. The letter is handwritten in black ink "Berlin CW, 21st April, ...
    Object     Letter is about the assassination of President Lincoln. It on blue paper and is glued to a corner of the front sheet of four lined sheets of paper that have ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Scripture Card
    Scripture Card
    Object       A small embossed white card printed with a picture of flowers and a swan. The verse reads: My peace I give unto you. / John 14:27. Handwritten on the back is: Mathilda Snyder.
    Object     A small embossed white card printed with a picture of flowers and a swan. The verse reads: My peace I give unto you. / John 14:27. Handwritten on the back ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Marriage Certificate
    Marriage Certificate
    Object       A marriage certificate, in German, printed in black on plain paper with handwritten entries in black. The marriage between Christian Hallmann of Dumfries Township and Leah Bechtell of Wilmot Township, District of Wellington and Province of Ontario, witnessed by Wendell Clemens and Wendell Hallmann, Benjamin Eby, Minister, March 4, 1845.
    Object     A marriage certificate, in German, printed in black on plain paper with handwritten entries in black. The marriage between Christian Hallmann of Dumfries Township and Leah Bechtell of Wilmot Township, ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Deed
    Deed
    Object       A deed dated February 1, 1851 between Benjamin Shantz, Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, yeoman; his wife, Lydia Shantz; and Tobias Kolp, yeoman. It is for 10 acres and 25 perches in Dumfries Township, the middle part of Lot 32, Concession 12.
    Object     A deed dated February 1, 1851 between Benjamin Shantz, Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, yeoman; his wife, Lydia Shantz; and Tobias Kolp, yeoman. It is for 10 acres and 25 perches ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Notebook
    Notebook
    Object       A lined notebook head "...dated May 24th 1878 copyed by D.B. Shantz." It has many handwritten recipes for dyeing buttons various shades of black, grey, blue and brown. Associated with the Shantz Button Company. M.B.S. was in all likelihood Moses B. Shantz, Dilman B. Shantz's older brother.
    Object     A lined notebook head "...dated May 24th 1878 copyed by D.B. Shantz." It has many handwritten recipes for dyeing buttons various shades of black, grey, blue and brown. Associated with ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
  • Two-piece Dress
    Two-piece Dress
    Object       A woman's two-piece dress consisting of a bodice of black wool (a fine twill weave) and a skirt of black cotton grosgrain. The bodice is plain: a centre front placket with hooks and eyes to close; two darts in both fronts; long two-piece, set-in sleeves; narrow stand collar; and six-piece ...
    Object     A woman's two-piece dress consisting of a bodice of black wool (a fine twill weave) and a skirt of black cotton grosgrain. The bodice is plain: a centre front placket ...
    Region of Waterloo Library
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
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