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.
The Canadian flag – known as the "Red Ensign". This was the flag under which the Canadian Army fought in WW1.
Hot water bottle – a stoneware "piggy" with which to warm the bed on cold nights.
Tin lunch pail – of the kind most children took to school
Box camera – state of the art model of the 1890?s (uses roll film)
Return to the landing and turn left
The original stamped metal hinges on doors and the original brass hardware
The family bathroom with its c.1923 claw foot tub