Monday, January 16, 2012

Shelburne Murals/ Our World

 Threshing Bee 1910

These murals in a farming community north of Toronto depict three important  get-togethers during the first half of the 20th century.

Unfortunately, the murals are beginning to show their age - not just because they show times gone by, but also because they are fading and  coming apart.

Farm Implement Day 1908

Area farmers used to meet in early spring to pick up farm equipment they'd ordered during the winter.

Shelburne Citizens Band on Armistice Day 1918

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40 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful murals! It is wonderful when the old ones are maintained.

aka Penelope said...

Idyllic as these scenes look, I see a lot of hard work in the events that these murals depict. Getting around in the snow isn’t easy even in modern times and the middle mural has me wondering how horses withstand the cold while pulling heavy wagons and sleds. Also like how the boy on the bicycle is leading the band. Hope these precious historic moments never fade from memory.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I am in Shelburne all the time and had forgotten about them. You should have called in on your way past!!!

Gill

Sandra said...

an interesting look into the past, our world has truly changed drastically. now they just bring it to our door.

Dianne said...

the colors are wonderful especially in the last 2

Kate said...

I hope that someone is engaged soon to help restore the murals before they are totally marred and beyond repair. It's a wonderfully visual way to record history!

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

Fantastic murals.

Kathy said...

I'm curious as to how large these murals are and if there is some effort to possibly restore and maintain them.

Jill said...

These are fantastic! Such a neat look back into our history.

Lorna said...

Have the murals been refurbished? It looks like the last one has "M BAKER 1998" in the lower right-hand corner.

TexWisGirl said...

they are really neat! love the threshing day one!

Stephanie said...

Nice murals. At a glimpse from my blog I had thought you did grunge HDR and coming here it was not what I had thought it was. Nice bit of history, the third one is my fav as I like old architecture.

Louis la Vache said...

You should link these fantastic murals to Carolyn's Monday Murals!
;-D

Paul in Powell River said...

These are great murals, and deserve a helping hand to stay that way!

Malyss said...

What an interesting and artistic way to keep memories from a place! i hope that someone will take care of those beautyful murals.

eileeninmd said...

They are wonderful murals, maybe someone can help to restore them. Great post and photos. Have a great day!

Neal said...

Very interesting. Those murals really are pretty.

Sallie (FullTiime-Life) said...

Great murals. I wonder how hard it is to restore murals -- hadn't thought about it before, but they certainly are subject to the effects of weather .

Gillian Olson said...

Even though they are faded, they are still beautiful and they capture important events from the past. Thanks for sharing these with us.

George said...

These murals are absolutely wonderful. I hope they can be preserved and perhaps restored. They are a great visual history of times gone by.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Those are interesting. Hopefully they can be restored.

Carver said...

I love these murals. I hope they don't age beyond recognition.

RedPat said...

Yes I hope something is done to restore them as they are wonderful!

Lowell said...

These are wonderful! Like historical monuments! Perhaps they can be refurbished.

Randy said...

These are amazing murals.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific murals and I, too, am glad they have been maintained. Hopefully that will continue! Wonderful post for the day!! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Joyful said...

Lovely murals.

Genie said...

I adore these murals. They remind me of some of the folk art we see now. The last one is my favorite because of the band marching on Armistice Day. I hope there will be monies to restore them because they are depict such an important part of life at that time hi history. genie

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous murals. It always does us good to see Canadian history.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

These murals are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love them. I've been taking photos of some around here. Too busy watching the animals right now!

Rose said...

These are wonderful murals...I don't think I have ever seen any quite this detailed.

Indrani said...

We rarely get to see such murals. Great captures.

Luna Miranda said...

i don't get to see murals around here. will be on the look out next time i'm out.:p

ladyfi said...

Wow - what superb murals!

Small City Scenes said...

I love to see murals on town store walls. Quite a few towns around Toppenish, Washington is famed for their murals.
Hardworking scenes here. MB

Lara @ Uproad said...

beautiful! I always like to stare on the walls whenever I see one of these :))!

Red Nomad OZ said...

I think the faded colours make them look even better! I wonder if anyone ever has a 'Threshing Bee' these days?!

kanak7 said...

Fascinating indeed!

Rebecca said...

I just LOVE murals! These are great. I especially like that last one with the band. It is an unusual subject for a mural.

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