Canadians Abroad in 1927: The Ashbridges do England!

Author(s): Dena Doroszenko

Year: 2013


The Ashbridge family were one of the founding families in Toronto and their homestead represents the earliest still remaining within the City. The Ashbridge estate collection as donated to the Trust included household and personal artifacts, and archival documents. These document the personal characteristics, tastes and influences which affected six generations of the family. Archaeological excavations have occurred on the property in 1987-1988, and from 1997 until 2001. Within the ceramic assemblage recovered over the years there was an obvious interest in England as evidenced by the acquisition of certain ceramic patterns. This interest in England was fulfilled when Wellington Ashbridge and his family travelled there in 1927. This paper will examine how Canadian travelers in the 1920s constructed other people and places, but also how one Canadian family perceived themselves during their grand transatlantic experience.

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Canadians Abroad in 1927: The Ashbridges do England!. Dena Doroszenko. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428261)


Ceramics England Travel

Geographic Keywords
Canada North America

Temporal Keywords
Early 20th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -141.003; min lat: 41.684 ; max long: -52.617; max lat: 83.113 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 211