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Sons of England Lodge Float


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Black and white photograph of the Sons of England Lodge float during a Second World War parade held in Paris, Ontario. The event presumably occurred in 1945 near the conclusion or after the war ended. There are women, men, children, and a dog standing and sitting on the float, and four men standing in front of the float on the right. The people wear a range of outfits from military uniforms, nurse dresses, cadet uniforms, to civilian wear. A woman seated on the top of the float is a representation of Britannia, wearing a large light-coloured garment, a pointed hat, holding a trident in her left hand. The float is covered with draped material, pennants labeled “ITALY”, “PEACE”, “ENGLAND” and “VICTORY”, and several sized Union Jacks. Several buildings can be seen in the background included one with a "PARIS" lights sign, and a clock tower.
Notes:
The Sons of England Benefit Society was a Canadian benevolent society for Protestants which provided insurance to members in need because of family illness or other mishap. It was founded in 1876 in Canada and wound up its affairs in 1971. Although the primary function of the society was as a form of insurance, the constitution also states that the society will foster the British connection and love of Empire in Canada.

Source: “Fonds F 1155 - Sons of England Benefit Society fonds,” Archeion: Archives Association of Ontario. accessed 27 February 2017, https://www.archeion.ca/sons-of-england-benevolent-society-fonds.
Date Of Event:
Circa 1945
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
1999.2606.01
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
Donor:
Paris Museum and Historical Society
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Holder:
Paris Museum and Historical Society
Recommended Citation:
Sons of England Lodge Float, Paris Museum and Historical Society. 1999.2606.01.
Terms of Use:
The information and images provided are for personal research only and are not to be used for commercial purposes. Use of this information should include the credit “Paris Museum and Historical Society”.
Contact
Paris Museum and Historical Society
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

Paris Museum and Historical Society

51 William Street, Paris, ON

N3L 1N4

(519) 442-9295

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Sons of England Lodge Float


Black and white photograph of the Sons of England Lodge float during a Second World War parade held in Paris, Ontario. The event presumably occurred in 1945 near the conclusion or after the war ended. There are women, men, children, and a dog standing and sitting on the float, and four men standing in front of the float on the right. The people wear a range of outfits from military uniforms, nurse dresses, cadet uniforms, to civilian wear. A woman seated on the top of the float is a representation of Britannia, wearing a large light-coloured garment, a pointed hat, holding a trident in her left hand. The float is covered with draped material, pennants labeled “ITALY”, “PEACE”, “ENGLAND” and “VICTORY”, and several sized Union Jacks. Several buildings can be seen in the background included one with a "PARIS" lights sign, and a clock tower.