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Advertising —The Victorian Banner Girls

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Advertising —The Victorian Banner Girls

In the days before the internet – and even moving pictures – companies had to be creative when advertising their products to the public. 

These are the fascinating photos of the late 19th century ‘banner lady’ phenomenon – where U.S. businesses would drape young women from head to toe in the items they sold.

Just like in modern times, businesses-owners used young women to advertise completely unrelated wares, and ‘banner ladies’ would have everything from pretzels  to light bulbs pinned to their skirts.

Tell me the Story About this Plane.. The Answer is….

What Happened to the Towels in the Soap Box?

What Did You Use MIR Dish Soap For?

Desperately Seeking Effie Elsie McCallum — Part 2 — Jaan Kolk

Jane McCallum — The First Lady of No-Rub Laundry Flakes

Peter McCallum — From Brown and Wylie Mill Employee to The King of Mack’s No Rub Laundry Soap

In Memory of Peter McCallum –Almonte’s Grand Old Lady

More on Jane McCallum/Jane Moore McNeely — The First Lady Of Soap

The Carleton Place Bathroom Appliance Cars

Spittle Spatter and Dirty Faces of Yore

Gym? I Thought You said Gin!

I will Wash Your Mouth Out with Soap!

Remember Halo Shampoo?

What the Heck was Electric Soap? Chatterton House Hotel Registrar

August 1949 Introducing Johnson and McCreary –Almonte

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August 1949 Introducing Johnson and McCreary –Almonte

On Saturday of this week the firm of Johnson and McCreary opens, its new men’s furnishings store on Mill Street. This is the most modernly appointed establishment of its kind in the town and people are invited to visit it on opening day or whenever convenient thereafter. Mr. A. C. Johnson started business here four years ago as a haberdasher in a store located in the Illingworth Block on Bridge Street.

He was successful, but his quarters were cramped and he decided to expand. After forming a partnership with his brother-inlaw, Mr. H. H. McCreary, the two partners purchased a larger frame building on Mill Street owned by the late P. J. Rooney. Previous to renovating this property it had housed two stores on the ground floor and an apartment on the second flat.

Messrs. Johnson and McCreary converted the ground floor space into one large store with modern furnishings and large plate glass^windows running along the entire front, bordered with vitrolite. The outside was covered with white asbestos siding. In a short time they changed what had been a rather ordinary looking structure on the town’s main street into a most cerditable place of business.

The firm of Johnson & . McCreary have a modern and extensive stock of men’s furnishings which the public is invited to look over, as well as the new store, in advertisements which appear on pages two and seven today. The apartment upstairs was also thoroughly renovated and will be occupied by the partners.

JOHNSON, Andrew Carson (Former owner Johnson Clothing Founding Member Almonte Fish & Game Club Past President Almonte Lions Club Member Mississippi Lodge AF/AM #147) In hospital at Ottawa with his beloved and devoted daughter Bonnie at his side on Monday, March 14, 2005. A. Carson Johnson of Almonte, age 81 years Beloved husband of the late Ottie M. McCreary and dearly loved father of Heather Morphy (Ken) of Brockville and Bonnie Johnson-Rourke (Peter) of Ottawa. Predeceased by his brothers Eldon, Willis and Howard. Very special and loved grandpa of Kimberly Ann Friends may call at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 127 Church Street, Almonte for visiting on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where a complete Service including committal will be held in the Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m., Rev. Jim Ferrier officiating. Spring interment Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. Donations in memory of Carson may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada and would be appreciated by his family. Masonic members will assemble in the Chapel of the funeral home for Service Thursday evening at 6:45 p.m. Published on March 16, 2005

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McAdams Store Almonte

Almonte in the Twenties

Remembering John Kerry from Almonte—By Karen Hirst

N. S. Lee & Son Hardware Comments and History

Mary Delaney Caught Stealing at The People’s Store

Almonte Business May 15 1875 Block Sale James Forgie

Old Almonte Photo Collection — In Back of the D. W. Snedden Drugstore 1953

Needham’s Shoe Store in Almonte- Memories

New Buildings in Almonte Summer of 1866

T. J. Reid Almonte Catalogue 1911-1912 — Adin Daigle

Cochran’s Shell Service– Gail Barr

Photos of Almonte- Gail Barr

O’Kilman Becomes Okilman in Carleton Place and Almonte

Santa Claus Parade Almonte 1974 Business Names

Movin’ on Mill Street– Supertest Building

A 1978 Walking Tour of Mill Street Almonte

Dupont’s Mill Street Restaurant Renovated 1899

What Was the David Harum Ice Cream Sundae Sold in Lanark County?

Clippings and History of Mill and Bridge Street Almonte

What Did You Eat at the Superior? Comments Comments Comments and a 1979 Review

So What Happened to Smolkins?

T. J. Reid Almonte Catalogue 1911-1912 — Adin Daigle

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T. J. Reid Almonte Catalogue 1911-1912  — Adin Daigle

All photos- Adin Daigle

All photos- Adin Daigle –read-A Name on a Sign –Thomas J. Reid Almonte

All photos- Adin Daigle

In December of 1918 Thomas J. Reid, who had a men’s clothing and furnishings store on mill Street in Almonte said:

“Understand,” said Mr. Reid, “there is not so very-much credit asked for nowadays, but when it is asked for by men who used to spend their money on liquor, we feel safe, in giving it to them.”

read-A Name on a Sign –Thomas J. Reid Almonte

almonte gazette september 1911

Top (Left-Right) (Robert) John Neely, Samuel Neely, Tom Reid, Job Neely Front (Left-Right) Sarah Reid (nee Neely), Robert George Neely, Sarah Neely (nee Parsons), McCullough, Minnie (Hannah Jemina) Neely

( this photo was in the same family group for Thomas J. Reid)




Name: 1911 Census
Thomas J Reid

Gender:
Male
Marital status:
Married
Race or Tribe:
Scotch (Scotish)
Nationality:
Canadian
Age:
41
Birth Date:
Dec 1869
Birth Place:
Scotland
Census Year:
1911
Relation to Head of House:
Head
Immigration Year:
1882
Dwelling No.:
101
Province:
Ontario
District:
Lanark North
District Number:
89
Sub-District:
18 – Almonte
Sub-District Number:
18
Place of Habitation:
Union
Religion:
Presbyterian
Occupation:
Retal
Employer:
Yes
Employee:
No
Works at:
Clothing Store
Earnings:
500
Life Insurance:
2000
Insurance Cost:
22.00
Can Read:
Yes
Can Write:
Yes
Language:
E
Family Number:
102
Neighbors:
View others on page
Household Members:
Name
Age
Thomas J Reid
41
Angnes J Reid
34
Maggie Reid
15
Maud Reed
17
John Reed
39

read-A Name on a Sign –Thomas J. Reid Almonte

all photos- adin daigle

Miss Clement’s Hat Studio Almonte

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Miss Clement’s Hat Studio Almonte

Ladies who entered Miss Clement’s millinery parlors on opening days last week were ushered into a veritable bower of beauty and elegance, and if any were there who had formed the resolution to “ make last year’s hat do” for another season it must have been a strong will that did not succumb to the; temptation presented by the beautiful array which was to be seen.

Among all the creations shown The Merry Widow sailor in nile green Milan- shade, with tan and pink cabbage roses, feathers of green and tan, is one of the popular hats for this season, and |was greatly admired.

The Merry Widow hat is characterized by its wide-brimmed style. The width varied, but often hitting around 18 inches. The top of the hat was decorated, often with feathers (often Ostrich), flowers and sometimes even stuffed birds. Black or other dark colors were most commonly used for the hat, but bright shades of beige and purple were also used.  With the hair being curled up towards the top of the head and the hat placed on top of that, the two in combination created quite a voluminous look.

Another fashionable hat is in mohair braid, with water lilies and lily of the valley. But they can’t all be described. The only way is to drop in and see them. April 1908– Almonte, Ontario

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Hats, Ogilvy’s and Gaudy Teenage Years — Noreen Tyers

Local Women Wearing Hats– Photos Chica Boom Chica Boom

Mad For Hats!! Doris Blackburn’s Hat

Wearing Vintage Hats – Blowing the Lid off Katherine Newton

Bertha Schwerdtfeger — Mother of the Carleton Place Schwerdtfeger Sisters

Mad as a Hatter — Wearing Vintage Hats

Electrical Plugs — Hats– and Impressive Men – Putting on the Ritz in Almonte

Pour some Feathers on Me

Weird Wendell’s Paperback Writers

Gypsies Tramps and Thieves

What Would You do for a Hat Trick?

Found- Maley’s Medical Knife — Jackknife– So What’s the Story Morning Glory? Jaan Kolk

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Found- Maley’s Medical Knife — Jackknife– So  What’s the Story Morning Glory? Jaan Kolk
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So Adin found this neat jack knife this week and I was so enthralled with it I had to find where it came from. There is a heck of a lot of Maley’s in the Smiths Falls area, and at first I thought their first store was in Oxford Mills, then Kemptville because this is what I found in local directories. There name through genealogy searches is also spelled Maley or Mealey

Oxford Mills
1861 T. Maley Shoes
Maley, T. F.; 3 Russell St. W. Smiths Falls

Any clippings I found I put it in the ‘ historical area”—but I gave up and called in the ‘big guns’ — which is Ottawa historian Jaan Kolk. I sent my “request for a quest” last night and this morning I got up to this. Thanks Jaan!!!

The first thing Jaan said to me was: “Perhaps it’s a medical knife, Linda. It looks like it has… “heeling power”. D’OH—-

Adin Wesley Daigle photo

Jaan Kolk Figuring Out What is What

1-The 1857 Canada Directory has Thomas Maley General Store, Kemptville. The 1869 Province of Ontario Gazetteer has, in Kemptville, Thomas Maley Boots and Shoes. and Maley Bro. & Co., General Merchants. The 1904 Union Publishing Co. Farmers and Business Directory has W.L. Maley Boots & Shoes in both Kemptville and Smith’s Falls, so it appears that T.J. may have taken charge of brother William’s second store in Smith’s Falls while William remained in Kemptville.

2-It looks like the Maleys may not have been in the shoe business in Kemptville continuously through the late 19th century. The 1884 Ontario Gazetteer has W.L Maley Boots & Shoes in Brockville. In Kemptville, it has Thomas Maley as a loan agent, and George T. Maley with a general store. The 1888 edition had the same, with Wm. L. Maley, shoemaker, corner of King and Apple, Brockville. The 1898 Eastern Ontario Gazetteer still has W.L. Maley boots & shoes in Brockville, and the only other Maley business listed was G.T. Maley, banker, in Kemptville.

Mrs. Thomas Maley, mother of T.F. Maley, died in Smiths Falls July 25, 1912, at age 81. She was survived by her husband, son T.F. Maley, and a one daughter. It was written in her obituary that she (and her husband, I presume) had moved to join her son in Smith’s Falls about six years earlier. A social note for Kemptville in the Ottawa Citizen March 15, 1906 said “Mr. Thomas Maley was in Smith’s Falls Monday”, and another Kemptville note July 23, 1907 said “Mr. Thomas Maley of Smith’s Falls spent last week here with his son W.L. Maley.” That would be consistent with Thomas and his wife having from Kemptville to Smith’s Falls 1906-1907. From the Citizen, July 30, 1912:

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
12 Jan 1907, Sat  •  Page 3

3-OK, now I’ve got it. William L. Malley, who established the Smiths Falls store, was the son of shoemaker Thomas Maley, born ca. 1833. Thomas was two years younger than his wife Mary, who was born in Ireland. The 1881 census shows shoemaker Thomas and Mary in Brockville, with son William L., age 20, listed as a clerk. Also listed is daughter Martha, 18, and a son, 12, “Freddie T.” who must be “T.F. Maley.” I believe Brockville shoemaker Thomas Maley was the son of wealthy Kemptville merchant Thomas Maley, born about 1809 in Quebec (although I don’t have confirmation of that.) In the 1861 census he was listed (with wife Mary) as a shoemaker in Oxford Township, Grenville, and it looks like in 1851, young Thomas Maley was with the household of Oxford shoemaker William Dougal, listed as an apprentice. From the 1881 census, Brockville:

In other things Jaan found-In 1863, The Ottawa and Prescott Railway obtained an injunction against the Township of Oxford and several named shareholders to bar them from voting in shareholder meetings. Among them were four Maley, including a Thomas Maley.

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
23 Jul 1907, Tue  •  Page 11
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
30 Jul 1912, Tue  •  Page 9
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The Gazette
Montreal, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
01 Dec 1930, Mon  •  Page 9

ADIN”S BOTTLES

Mary McNish — Joseph Coombs Druggist Smiths Falls

A. Huckels & Co. -The Story of a Bottle- Thanks to Jaan Kolk

Interesting People –R. E. Irvine — The Story of a Bottle

Blackhawk’s B & B Tonic Carleton Place — The Great Tonic Laxative

When I Say Whoa–I Mean Whoa–The Dairy Horse

Cold Milk Ice Cream and Butter —- Carleton Place

Red Letter Days of the Lanark Fair 1910

More History on the Murphy Morphy McEwen House — Karen Prytula

The World’s Fair- Lombardy Fair

The Marvellous Jaan Kolk

I’ve Got a Hex on You — Jaan Kolk and Linda Seccaspina –Historic Rabbit Hole Series

Was the Butter Tart Really Invented in Barrie, Ontario? Jaan Kolk Files

Particulars About Pure Spring Ginger Ale — Jaan Kolk and Linda Seccaspina Historic Rabbit Hole Series

Talking Through Your Hat? Jaan Kolk

So Where Was Caldwell Mills? Thanks Jaan Kolk

The Thrift Store Couple – More Information-Jaan Kolk

The House on the Hill — Up the 8th Line of Ramsay — Jaan Kolk Files

Britannia Boat House Doomed— April 1907 Ice Jam –Jaan Kolk Files

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign–Dr. Winters 154-160 Bridge Street Carleton Place –Jaan Kolk Files

Please take the Devil Out of Me? Rev. James Wilson of Lanark

Did You Know we Once Had a Grand Hotel? The Grand Central Hotel

The Cholera Epidemic of 1911

The Ashton Hotel– Questions Questions Flemmings and McFarlanes

Benoit & Richardson Photo– a Mystery

Before there was Baker Bob’s There was The Almonte Bakery

Does Anyone Remember Cohen’s in Lanark Village?

A. Huckels & Co. -The Story of a Bottle- Thanks to Jaan Kolk

A Name on a Sign –Thomas J. Reid Almonte

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A Name on a Sign –Thomas J. Reid Almonte
Thomas J. Reid Clothing store sign on pole on Mill Street in Almonte sign on corner. Photo-Almonte.com

I was looking at a photo and in the corner of my eye I saw the T. J. Reid sign on the pole and decided to find out who he was. This is what I found out:

Photo-Almonte.com

Progress Since Dry Wave Hit Town 1918

In December of 1918 Thomas J. Reid, who had a men’s clothing and furnishings store on mill Street in Almonte said:

“Understand,” said Mr. Reid, “there is not so very-much credit asked for nowadays, but when it is asked for by men who used to spend their money on liquor, we feel safe, in giving it to them.”

Photo-Almonte.com

Mr. Reid is very much of the opinion that the local option has benefited in Almonte. In fact, he appeared to be one of the most enthusiastic local optionist in the town. He was told of what some of the others had said about local option.

“And I am quite willing to throw in my chip, too.”; he said. “I have been in this town for many years, and I know for certain that the town is a lot better! A lot better off without the licenses”. Mr. Reid observed that since local option was carried, quite a number of the citizens of the town appeared to be better dressed and he ventured to say–better fed.

He remarked that has since local option was carried he does a greater business than he did in the license days. Mr. Reid observed also that temptation in the liquor line is placed out of reach of the boys and young men. “What liquor is being brought here from Carleton Place,” he said, “is being consumed by the men who have such a thirst that they would go three limes the distance.”

almonte legion formerly bank of Montreal-

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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada-29 Sep 1950, Fri
Thomas J. Reid is the first one back row on left-almonte.com

14281-23 (Lanark Co) William Kenneth BOLAND, 31, fireman, Bromley twp Renfrew Co, Pembroke Ontario, s/o Tobias P. BOLAND (b. Belfast Ireland) & Catharine Anne WICK, married Margaret Ann BRYDGES, 27, household duties, Ramsay twp, Almonte Ontario, d/o Charles Edward BRYDGES (b. Kinross Scotland) & Margaret Seth REID, witn: Agnes J. REID & Thomas J. REID both of Almonte, 5 June 1923 at Almonte..

There was Just Something About Gerald Poaps Photo — People of Almonte

Thomas Raines Almonte — US Confederate Soldier Mayor and Dentist– Biological Mystery!!!

George Eccles Almonte Hero!

Miss Eva Denault- Almonte 1911 Fire Heroine

Scrapbook Clippings of George Jones-The One Man Band from Almonte

You Simply Just Can’t Shut Your Eyes

“Little Manchester” Coleman Island, Almonte, Ontario — Memories by John Hudson

Glory Days of Almonte– Michael Doyle

Growing up on the Coleman Island in the 40’s and 50’s Marg McNeely

Clippings of Vamos

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Clippings of Vamos

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
27 Aug 2011, Sat  •  Page 84

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It’s Mr. Kincade!

Needham’s Shoe Store in Almonte- Memories

McAdams Store Almonte

Almonte in the Twenties

Remembering John Kerry from Almonte—By Karen Hirst

N. S. Lee & Son Hardware Comments and History

Mary Delaney Caught Stealing at The People’s Store

Comments about the Canadian Cafe Almonte — Low Family

Clippings of Scott’s General Store

Clippings of Scott’s General Store

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Clippings of Scott’s General Store

 

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
13 Apr 1981, Mon  •  Page 3

 

 

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Bob Scott from Pakenham and his 1934 Chev Truck– Photo from the Almonte Gazette Online

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Scott Bros. new Chev pickup 1934 Pakenham

 

 

R Scott & Son Pakenham Gents Furnishing Dept.

Pakenham 1953

 

Photos of Early Pakenham

Needham Notations Pakenham Genealogy

The Pakenham Brush Fire of July 1939

The Pakenham Fire of June 1939 –Names Names Names

Mayne Store–Memories of the Pakenham Fire 1940

  1. The Pakenham Fire of 1940

  2. July 8, 1940 Fire at the Mayne Store Pakenham

  3. Dickson Hall Fire Pakenham-H. H. Dickson

  4. Fire at Pakenham Woollen Factory with Town Directory

The Lavant Station Fire 1939

 

 

Mary Cook Archives

Mary and Walter Swinwood — Mary Cook News Archives 1981

The Evolution of the Women’s Institute — Mary Cook News Archives 1982

Bob Sadler’s Boat Rides –Mary Cook News Archives 1982

Carleton Place Ladies Auxiliary — Chamber of Commerce 1987– Mary Cook Archives

It’s Hard for Women to get into Office in Carleton Place — 1974 –Mary Cook

Mary Cook Archives —Philip Mailey — January 25 1983

Carleton Place a place for Mad Scientists! Mary Cook News Archives 1983

Mary Cook Archives — Rifle Ranges and Nursery Schools — September 1980

Mary Cook News Archives — The Wool Industry 1982

The Moldowans —- Mary Cook News Archives 1982

Clippings of Cheryl Coker — Mary Cook News Archives

Donald Lowry …. Mary Cook News Archives

1976 Agricultural Tour — Mary Cook News Archives

So What Happened to Smolkins?

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So What Happened to Smolkins?

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SMOLKIN’S HISTORY ( Smolkins website)

There have been many changes in 97 years, but one thing remains the same; Smolkin’s Men’s Wear.

From it’s humble beginnings in 1921 in Almonte, Ontario Smolkin’s expanded to Arnprior in 1931 and Smith’s Falls in 1941.  Twenty years ago, in 1997, Smolkin’s opened a new location in Kemptville, Ontario.  This location brings with it the rich tradition and reputation of the Smolkin’s name built on 4 generations of quality and service.

Expertly tailored suits, sports coats and dress pants from global brand names such as Jack Victor, S. Cohen and many others.  Hand selected silk ties match perfectly with a wide selection of crisp dress shirts.

The finest in sports wear from recognizable names such as Bugatti, Viyella, Nautica, Cutter & Buck, Dockers, Tommy Banhama, Leo Chevalier and Polifroni.

Smolkin’s are experts at fitting men of all shapes and all sizes.  The reason we have lasted almost one hundred years is because we care about the quality and we care about your experience. We are a rare kind of retail experience because we truly care about you, our customer.  When you walk into Smolkin’s, Derek and his family will ensure you are treated just like one of the family.  You will have a personalized and very specialized experience that we challenge you to find anywhere else.

At Smolkin’s we have a saying; “If it doesn’t fit, Smolkin’s won’t let you wear it.”

 

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Feb 17, 2010 by John Carter Renfrew Mercury Photo

Smolkin became a well-known name in the Valley, with his brothers running clothing stores in Almonte and Smiths Falls. read here..

 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
02 May 1942, Sat  •  Page 22

 

Stores in Almonte by Sandy France

Sandy France This was the makeup of the South side of Mill Street in the fifties….the order may not be exactly correct and I may have missed someone…but it’s close

Dominion Stores later Mappins/Baker’s Jewellry and Flowers
Milady Beauty Salon
Karl Paupst Groceries
Jimmy Moreau Magazines
Albert T. Gale realtor
Bell Telephone exchange
Ivan Duncan barber
Superior Restaurant
Carson Johnson Men’s’ Wear
Royal Bank
Lewis Carr butcher
Art Smith electrician
Phil Needham shoemaker
Cliff Graham pharmacist
Doug James Confectionary
Winnard (Winnie) James barber shop
Raymond Jamieson Attorney (upstairs)
Moses Smolkin Men’s’ Wear
Bank of Montreal
Harold Proctor shoes
Millview Restaurant
Howard Giles Western Auto store
Stafford Law Office later CJ Newton Attorney
N. S. Lee hardware store
Elmer Carnegie pharmacist
Kinsella’s Esso garage later Irval Motors
Almonte Public Utilities
McCormick’s Ladies’ Wear
Ed Scott furniture later John Kerry
Wilf Snedden pharmacist
Ab Lotan restaurant
Johnny Erskine cold storage later IGA

 

Eugene O’Reilly had a store on the corner of Mill and Brae Streets and they closed out their business in 1928. Later on J. H. Proctor opened a boot and shoe store, also a harness shop in the back part of the building. On the other corner of Mill and Brae was the Bank of Montreal, then Smolkin’s store, Jas. Cochrane’s Men’s Wear, W. James Barber Shop, George Eades Boot and Shoe Store (Needham and Son, bought out Geo. Eades later on), A. B. Lotan’s Butcher Shop and on the second floor of some of these buildings were four places of business – A. Allan, tailor; R. A. Jamieson, lawyer; T. R. Patterson, dentist; Greig & Greig, lawyers. Mr. Pittard’s printing office was next. He once was editor of the Almonte Times paper. Then was W. D. Lea’s bakery and Laura and Nellie Hogan’s Millinery shop. Though the Hogans now are retired from business they will long be remembered, not only for their millinery work, but also for the kindness they showed to all who called at their shop.

Further along Mill street was Peterson’s Confectionery, Ivan Duncan’s Barber Shop, Telephone Office, W. Lawford’s Store, James Moreau’s store, then the Dominion Store. The last store on the block was Fred Robertson’s, who sold out to Wm. Pimlott in 1928.

 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
14 Mar 1977, Mon  •  Page 48

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Smolkin Lads with Wayne Gretsky

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
06 Aug 2007, Mon  •  Page 19

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
06 Jun 1952, Fri  •  Page 18

 

SMOLKIN, Bessie – At her home in Almonte, Ontario, on Monday, August 22, 1988, Bessie Friedman, wife of the late Moses Smolkin. Mother of Paul and mother-in-law of Nancy. Loving grandmother of Sarah and Victoria, sister of Lilyan Kaplan, Ida Vexier and Ruth Friedman. Friends may attend the funeral at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, King Edward at Rideau Street, on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment Jewish Community Cemetery. Shiva private. Arrangements by Hulse and Playfair, Central Chapel. Those wishing may donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1729 Bank Street, Suite 303, Ottawa, Ontario KIZ 9Z9, or the Almonte General Hospital.

MRS. JOHN SMOLKIN (2000)

Mrs. John Smolkin, well known and highly regarded resident of Almonte, died in an Ottawa hospital on Saturday morning following an illness of several months. She was 74 years of age. Mrs. Smolkin was born in Russia and came to Canada at an early age and resided in Ottawa until 1923 when the family moved to Almonte. Mrs. Smolkin was married in Montreal 54 years ago to John Smolkin, who died about four years ago. She was a member of the Ottawa Synagogue. Actively interested in community affairs, Mrs. Smolkin was a member of Almonte Women’s Institute, the Alexandria Club and was particularly active in all Jewish philanthropic and community affairs in Ottawa. Surviving are five sons and three daughters, Max J. Smolkin, Arnprior; Robert Smolkin, Calgary; Ben Smolkin, Smiths Falls: Dr. Sam Smolkin of Ottawa; Moe Smolkin, Almonte; Mrs. A. Levitan, Almonte; Mrs. Stuart Bart, New York and Mrs. Alec Bellan, Toronto. Also surviving is one brother and one sister, Frank Miller, Saskatoon and Mrs. Louis Vogell, Swift Current, Sask. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon from the King Edward avenue chapel with Rabbi Eckstein officiating. Interment was in the Metcalfe Road cemetery.

 

 

Where did Marty Get his Beatle Hat?

Almonte 1859 Business Directory

1906 — Business Block is a Smouldering Block of Ruins– More Fires of Almonte

Elizabeth Lindsay of Almonte — Victorian Women Business Owners

Memories of Stedmans Almonte

McAdams Store Almonte

Almonte in the Twenties

Remembering John Kerry from Almonte—By Karen Hirst

N. S. Lee & Son Hardware Comments and History

Mary Delaney Caught Stealing at The People’s Store

Hand Typed Almonte History Notations Part 1

Cold Storage Plant in Almonte- Meat Locker Trivia

The Oldest IGA Employee & Other Almonte Memories

Appleton General Store – Names Names Names— Wesley West Appleton and Almonte Merchant

Needham’s Shoe Store in Almonte- Memories

McAdams Store Almonte

Mary Delaney Caught Stealing at The People’s Store

The Old Ice House in Almonte 1979

A 1978 Walking Tour of Mill Street Almonte

Where did Marty Get his Beatle Hat?

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We walked up to one young swain and said, “That’s sure a swell burgundy Ringo cap you have there.” The youth, who would identify himself only as “Bill,” said, most soberly, “This is a John Lennon cap. Ringo caps have some braiding across the front.” We stood corrected. 1966

Marty Taylor– I bought a Beatles cap in Almonte and wore it proudly

Linda Seccaspina- Marty Taylor where did you buy it?

Marty Taylor– Honestly, I bought it at a clothing store very close to the old pool hall but the other side of the street. Any ideas?? Remember any clothing stores located there?

Dan Williams- Was Timmins’s

Marty Taylor- I can picture myself walking out of there with my Beatles cap on but I can’t for the life of me remember the name of the store. Could be Timmins’s. I assume it was across the street and just down from the pool hall?

Dan Williams –Marty Taylor yep. You mean a dutch boy cap. I believe that’s what John’s hat was

Dan Williams– Donovan wore one and Dylan

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Dan Williams– I wanted one so bad but I could never find one. If I’d had the internet then I could have had one in 24 hours. I’m still a hat wearer though so maybe it’s not to late

Barbara Joan Cook– Dan Williams or was it Smolkins (sp) before Timmins?

Dan Williams– Barbara Joan Cook Could be. I wasn’t an Almontonian that far back. A Carleton Place boy me but I was going to high school here at the time. I just went to school and beat it back home.

Sandy France–  It was Johnson’s Clothing beside the Superior. Became Timmins. Smolkin’s was beside the Bank of Montreal. Worked there one summer for Moses Smolkin.

Sylvia Coones– Marty Taylor I believe it was called Johnstons back then. Carson Johnson owned it

Marty Taylor– Sandy France Must have been Johnson’s then. That’s the location.

Brian Sonnenburg– It was Johnsons clothing….I bought my black Beatles hat from Carson Johnson.

 

 

historicalnotes

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The Akron Beacon Journal
Akron, Ohio
11 Mar 1966, Fri  •  Page 24

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The Morning Call
Allentown, Pennsylvania
08 May 1966, Sun  •  Page 42

Stores in Almonte by Sandy France

Sandy France This was the makeup of the South side of Mill Street in the fifties….the order may not be exactly correct and I may have missed someone…but it’s close

Dominion Stores later Mappins/Baker’s Jewellry and Flowers
Milady Beauty Salon
Karl Paupst Groceries
Jimmy Moreau Magazines
Albert T. Gale realtor
Bell Telephone exchange
Ivan Duncan barber
Superior Restaurant
Carson Johnson Men’s’ Wear
Royal Bank
Lewis Carr butcher
Art Smith electrician
Phil Needham shoemaker
Cliff Graham pharmacist
Doug James Confectionary
Winnard (Winnie) James barber shop
Raymond Jamieson Attorney (upstairs)
Moses Smolkin Men’s’ Wear
Bank of Montreal
Harold Proctor shoes
Millview Restaurant
Howard Giles Western Auto store
Stafford Law Office later CJ Newton Attorney
N. S. Lee hardware store
Elmer Carnegie pharmacist
Kinsella’s Esso garage later Irval Motors
Almonte Public Utilities
McCormick’s Ladies’ Wear
Ed Scott furniture later John Kerry
Wilf Snedden pharmacist
Ab Lotan restaurant
Johnny Erskine cold storage later IGA

Eugene O’Reilly had a store on the corner of Mill and Brae Streets and they closed out their business in 1928. Later on J. H. Proctor opened a boot and shoe store, also a harness shop in the back part of the building. On the other corner of Mill and Brae was the Bank of Montreal, then Smolkin’s store, Jas. Cochrane’s Men’s Wear, W. James Barber Shop, George Eades Boot and Shoe Store (Needham and Son, bought out Geo. Eades later on), A. B. Lotan’s Butcher Shop and on the second floor of some of these buildings were four places of business – A. Allan, tailor; R. A. Jamieson, lawyer; T. R. Patterson, dentist; Greig & Greig, lawyers. Mr. Pittard’s printing office was next. He once was editor of the Almonte Times paper. Then was W. D. Lea’s bakery and Laura and Nellie Hogan’s Millinery shop. Though the Hogans now are retired from business they will long be remembered, not only for their millinery work, but also for the kindness they showed to all who called at their shop.

Further along Mill street was Peterson’s Confectionery, Ivan Duncan’s Barber Shop, Telephone Office, W. Lawford’s Store, James Moreau’s store, then the Dominion Store. The last store on the block was Fred Robertson’s, who sold out to Wm. Pimlott in 1928.

 

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Almonte in the Twenties

Remembering John Kerry from Almonte—By Karen Hirst

N. S. Lee & Son Hardware Comments and History

Mary Delaney Caught Stealing at The People’s Store

Hand Typed Almonte History Notations Part 1

Cold Storage Plant in Almonte- Meat Locker Trivia

The Oldest IGA Employee & Other Almonte Memories

Appleton General Store – Names Names Names— Wesley West Appleton and Almonte Merchant

Needham’s Shoe Store in Almonte- Memories

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Mary Delaney Caught Stealing at The People’s Store

The Old Ice House in Almonte 1979

A 1978 Walking Tour of Mill Street Almonte