Collection 1981.197.0 - John W. Hotson Collection

Canadian Motors Limited Brandon Fire Department Truck Maintenance of Way - C.P.R. Dominion Fair Parade Float A.E. Howard Building Demolition Construction or Demolition Ford Tri Motor Airplane at the 1930 Ford Reliability Tour Ford Tri Motor Airplane at the Ford Reliability Air Tour (Photo 2) Brandon Flying Club Airplane Brandon Flying Club Airplane ( Photo 2) Brandon Flying Club Airplane (Photo 3)
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John W. Hotson Collection

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CA DHM 1981.197.0

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32 black and white photographs, 6 postcards, 1 photographic souvenir booklet, 1 war savings stamps booklet, 1 negative

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John William Hotson was born March 3, 1910 in Brandon Manitoba to James Hotson and Ida Jane Nicholson. He married Noreen Evelyn Cross (1914-2010). John was employed as a clerk at Canadian Motors Limited in Brandon Manitoba from 1929 to 1941. In 1943 John became a fireman with the City of Brandon Fire Department. He served the department for thirty-two years and retired with the rank of Captain in 1975. He and Noreen retired to Vernon British Columbia where John passed away on April 9, 1988.

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Donated to Daly House Museum July 31, 1981 by John W. Hotson of Vernon British Columbia. Custodial history prior to 1981 is unknown.

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Photographs of Brandon Manitoba businesses, churches, 1906 Dominion Day Parade, ice harvesting at Minnedosa, Manitoba, 1922 Assiniboine River Flood, Carberry Main Street, Elevators at Dubuc Saskatchewan, funeral of Dr. Stanley McInnis, the 1930 Ford Reliability Air Tour, a World War II War Savings Stamp Book, Postcards of Brandon Manitoba and photographic souvenir booklet of Vancouver British Columbia.

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The collection is under the standard policy issued by the directors of the Daly House Museum. No materials are to leave the Museum premises without authority of the Board of Directors.

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