Save the date!
From their website:”On February 19, 1913 a small group of dedicated ‘out-of-doors showmen’ met at the Saratoga Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Those present agreed that the time had come for an international organization that would cater to the needs and wishes of carnival people everywhere, through good times and bad.Thus, the Showmen’s League of America was born.Colonel William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, famed “Wild West” figure and showmen in his own right, was elected the group’s first president.The Elephant was selected as their symbol because “… the elephant in rampant with uplifted trunk, exemplifies in every particular the characteristics of the showmen, alter, sagacious, victorious.”
There is still a Toronto Chapter located on Beverly Street just south of College.
the Black Angus Steakhouse since 1964.
Sankeys had always been into export in a big way. In 1943 they set up Sankey Electrical Stampings Ltd. in Bombay (Mumbai) to produce electrical laminations. In 1950 another factory for electrical laminations was set up in Calcutta (Kolkata). In the same year an electrical laminations factory was started in Newcastle, Australia, and steel furniture factory was opened in Johannesburg. In 1952 a factory for both electrical laminations and steel furniture was opened in Canada.
I just noticed something very interesting in the first photo.
The Carbolic Smoke Ball Company made a product called the “smoke ball”. It claimed to be a cure for influenza and a number of other diseases, in the context of the 1889–1890 flu pandemic (estimated to have killed 1 million people). The smoke ball was a rubber ball with a tube attached. It was filled with carbolic acid (or phenol). The tube would be inserted into a user’s nose and squeezed at the bottom to release the vapours. The nose would run, ostensibly flushing out viral infections.
The fact that it failed to work was followed by a lawsuit that for many law students is the first case that they lean about in law school and forms the basis for their understanding of contract law.