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U of T Great Past

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Take a moment to enjoy some of the quirky, hidden, beautiful and strange artifacts that are archived, displayed, studied - and sometimes forgotten - around the University of Toronto. From a blackened key found in the burning embers of the fire-ravaged University College, to a humorous wall hanging at Victoria College, a psychedelic mural warning of the dangers of television to the flag that draped Queen Victoria's coffin, these treasures all add to the history, identity and culture of this great university. And with 175 years worth of riches to pick from, there will never be a shortage of such curiosities to delight in and ponder.

These historical artifacts were originally featured in Looking Back, a regular section of The University of Toronto Magazine, by Public Affairs writer Michah Rynor.

Original University College
Original University College
Key, 1850's
Anzoux's model ear, 1800's
Anzoux's model ear, 1800's
President's gown, 1985
President's gown, 1985
Dental chair, 1880
Dental chair, 1880

M.L. Knight's Victoria
Collage, 1992

Childrens puzzle, World War II
 
Books from U of T Press
Books from U of T Press
1901-1952
Bell from St. Michael's College
Bell from St. Michael's College
1850's
Marble statue on the
Marble statue on the
Griffith trophy
Campus Map, 1837
Campus Map, 1837
Athletic clubs, early 1800's
Athletic clubs, early 1800's
Frieze at the Galbraith
Frieze at the Galbraith
building, 1877
 
Trinity College jacket, 1930's
Trinity College jacket, 1930's
Queen Victoria's drinking mug, early 1800's
Queen Victoria's drinking mug, early 1800's
Menu, 1900
Menu, 1900
John Strachan's silver epergne, 1833
John Strachan's silver epergne, 1833
René Cera's Pied Pipers All, 1969
René Cera's Pied Pipers All, 1969

 
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