Picturing a City

Window exhibit celebrates history of local businesses

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The City of Charlottetown is celebrating the history of business in the Birthplace of Confederation and invites the public to visit the new display in the windows of the Planning and Heritage Department at 233 Queen Street, Charlottetown.

Picturing a City: Back to Business contains a variety of photos from the City’s archival collection and antique items from the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation.

The exhibit pays homage to some of Charlottetown’s earliest business owners like Samuel Martin, a chimney sweep who operated his business in the first half of the 1800s, or Mrs. Lockerby, an 1860s horologist (watchmaker). A number of artifacts are also on display such as a Hickey and Nicholson Tobacco can, a pop bottle from G.H. Simmons, and a catalogue from Bruce Stewart & Co Ltd. The City acknowledges that all companies were not included in this display, but it hopes to feature more in the future.

The Heritage staff wishes to thank the individuals and organizations that donated images and artifacts to make the department’s exhibits possible. These donations allow the history of the City to be shared with the public and promote its rich heritage.

For info on donating photos or allowing the City of Charlottetown to scan images email nmunn@charlottetown.ca or call 629-4051.

The exhibit runs until July 15.

Past exhibits can be found online at: