Collection T-10 00095 - [Collection of Canadian beer labels, 1860s to 1980s]

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CA OTUTF T-10 00095

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[Collection of Canadian beer labels, 1860s to 1980s]

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  • 1860-1980 (Creation)

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ca. 3000 items in 5 binders

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Gift of Lawrence C. Sherk, 2011.

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Box 1. Ontario pt. 1 -- Box 2. Ontario pt. 2, Quebec, and the Maritime provinces -- Box 3. Western provinces -- Box 4. O'Keefe pt. 1 -- Box 5. O'Keefe pt. 2, the earliest labels in the collection and miscellaneous labels from different provinces that were added in 2012.

A detailed list of the breweries represented is attached to this record
A selection of samples from this collection have been digitized and are available on Flickr.

Items are organized in five boxes by geography and date, with items from the Carling O'Keefe Brewery separated.
The collection consists of specimens of printed and lithographed Canadian beer labels from a variety of breweries across the country. Lithographers include Barclay & Clark Co., Standard Litho Co., and Rolph Clark Stone Ltd.

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No restrictions on access. Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-form

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