Boy's Bedroom

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Artifacts in this room represent pastimes enjoyed by boys – stamp collecting, Scouting, checkers, collecting flora and fauna, as well as military memorabilia and souvenirs. The muskrat fur and hide gauntlet gloves would have been a treasured clothing item for harsher winter months and for sledding.

The Roedde sons were keen sailors and a photo on the north wall shows Gus Jr. (fourth from the left) with friends. The Maritime Museum Collection includes a Roedde Class sailboat.

The simple iron bed is covered with antique sheets and bedding.

Look for:

1999 18 3 120 

The Canadian flag – known as the "Red Ensign". This was the flag under which the Canadian Army fought in WW1.

 

 

 

 

boy swim 120Boys wool swimsuit – with genuine moth holes

 

1989 41 1 120

 

Hot water bottle – a stoneware "piggy" with which to warm the bed on cold nights.

 

 

 

 

1998 13 104 120 

Tin lunch pail – of the kind most children took to school

 

 

 

 

1997 19 2 120 

Box camera – state of the art model of the 1890?s (uses roll film)

 

 

 

 

Return to the landing and turn left

Note:

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The original stamped metal hinges on doors and the original brass hardware

 

 

 

 

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The family bathroom with its c.1923 claw foot tub

 

 

 

 

 

Proceed into the Collections Room

 

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