Observatory Visiting Hour Tickets

Astronomy

Accession Number: 2019.ast.193

Description:

These are a large number of rectangular cards (7.5 x 5cm) each of which is printed on one side with the same message. These are divided into four separate stacks of different quantities of cards, each of which is wrapped in tissue paper.

Alternative Name: MPL-A 1.A.4

Primary Materials: Cardboard

Markings:

Each card is printed with this message: “DAVID DUNLAP OBSERVATORY
RICHMOND HILL UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Visiting Hours: Week Days – 1-8pm
Sat. Evenings 8-10 ”
Admit
……………………………………….”

Dimensions (cm):

Individual Card: Length = 7.5, Width = 5

Function:

These cards were intended either as tickets for visitors to the David Dunlap Observatory or as information cards about open hours at the Observatory or both.

Condition:

Excellent: The cards are in excellent condition, with no sign of warping, tearing or wear. The paper is slightly discoloured around the edges where they have been exposed to light.

Associated Instruments: 2019.ast.194

Date of Manufacture: c. 1960s

Provenance:

These cards were created for the David Dunlap Observatory. They were kept at the Observatory until 2009 when upon the sale of the Observatory they were moved to the University of Toronto’s Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the St George Campus. In 2017 they were moved to a new storage location in McLennan Physical Laboratories.