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Dionne Quintuplets material [graphic material] 

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Scope and content

Sub-series comprises predominantly art material, and a small number of photos, relating to the lives and commercialization of the Dionne Quintuplets. Included are advertising items for "Quintland", felt banners, greeting cards, and souvenir booklets; advertising calendars using images of the Dionnes for companies as diverse as laundromats and mortuaries; advertising campaigns for such companies as Quaker Oats, Colgate, Palmolive Soap, Karo Syrup and Arrowroot; ephemeral and three-dimensional items such as cloth napkins, paper fans, playing cards, pocket mirrors, stationery, soaps in the shape of the children, a dexterity game, bisque ware dolls together with a kit for hand-sewing dresses, a matchstick holder, a serving tray, baby books, silverplate flatware, and china, including baby cereal bowls; and clippings of international publications with covers and features of the Dionnes and Dr. Dafoe. Photographic material includes images of the Dionne quintuplets in a religious pageant, at a formal dinner party with members of the clergy, at a graduation ceremony, posing with the entire Dionne family and with Dr. Dafoe, an image of the Olivia Dionne Ice Cream Stand, and an autographed photo of Dr. Dafoe together with a guardianship letter.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Archival reference no.

Art Art items have been catalogued on the Minisis-ICON database. 90 (Electronic)

Photo A description of the photographic items is available on the accession file. 90 (Paper)

Additional information

Many of the Dionne Quintuplets items in this series were lent by Morris Norman for display in a 1999 exhibition at the Region of Peel Museum.


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