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A. T. Lane Collection

  • MSG 1352
  • Collection
  • 1894

The collection contains materials related to a bicycle relay ride between Sarnia, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec, held June 15-16, 1894 by the Canadian Wheelmen's Association (CWA) under its president, A. T. Lane, an early importer of bicycles to Canada who is credited by many contemporary sources as the first person to ride a high wheel bicycle in North America. The relay ride was organised as a promotional event for the CWA's annual meet, hosted in Montreal that year. The collection contains a newspaper article from the Toronto Mail (June 16, 1894) detailing the route and listing the participants, as well as a leather travel satchel used to carry a congratulatory letter to the president of the Canadian Wheelman's Association to be signed by the mayors of the cities and towns along the route. The satchel is embossed with the text: "Sarnia to Montreal relay ride, 1894." The collection also contains a published programme from the CWA annual meet, entitled, "Our city and our sports : souvenir and official programme of the 12th annual meet of the Canadian Wheelmen's Association, Montreal, July 1894."

Lane, A. T.

Webb's Characters and Scenes in the Miller and his Men

Full printed colour title sheet and toy theatre characters. Characters have been cut out, and the title sheet has had characters cut out of it. The full title reads, "Webb's Characters & Scenes in the Miller and his Men, In 9 Plates of Characters, 11 Scenes, 1 Plate of Set Pieces, 1 Water Pieces and 4 Plates of Wings nos 1, 5, 29 & 30, With a book adapted only to the above."

The Miller and his Men, a drama by Isaac Pocock

Two copies of a typed list of the characters and list of scenes for "The Miller and his Men" by Isaac Pocock, with 8 colour scenes from "Webb's Scenes in the Miller and his Men" (no. 2, 5-11). The typed lists attribute scenery and costumes to W. Webb, "late of 146 Old Street, St. Luke's."

Pollock's Characters and Scenes in the Miller and his Men

Full printed colour sheets of toy theatre scenes and characters. Some characters and scenery have been cut out, other sheets are intact. The full title reads, "Pollock's Characters & Scenes in the Miller and his Men, Taken from Lloyd's original drawings in posession [sic] of the publisher with a book written expressly for the above. 7 Plates of Characters, 11 Scenes and Set Pieces, 3 Pl. Wings No 1, 3, 4."

Plate XVI, The Pier With Chains

Print of an etching with a pillar and bridge in the foreground, and many arches, bridges and stairs in the background, also includes a large tombstone-like sculpture and a pillar with carved frieze. Chains are attached to many of the architectural features, and there are figures in the fore and background.

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