Historically Speaking – Series One – Limited Edition

By Jayne Trachsel – Being an Antique Appraiser has brought me into contact with so many amazing artifacts and people. Appraising is how I found the artist of the pencil drawings on the USB wallet drive of our new documentary series, “Historically Speaking.”

Ezra Kruspe

Ezra Kruspe, a young Perth County artist from the late 1890’s to early 1900’s, had drawn a whole album of wonderfully depicted scenes of rural South Western Ontario. These scenes are so culturally important as we have very few actual photos of rural activities from that time. 

Apple Orchard

Ezra’s pencil drawings depict everyday life. Scenes such as inside a blacksmith shop, inside a butcher shop, or outside in an apple orchard.

Horse & Plow
Shoe Shop

This treasured collection brings to mind the old saying, “Once an elder dies a library burns down” for it is our connection with history that helps us understand our past and build a strong community foundation for the future. Therefore, it is so important to preserve these artifacts.

What is so amazing, his collection can be viewed and enjoyed in its entirety at the Stratford Perth Museum. 

– Jayne Trachsel

To order your copy of the “Historically Speaking” – Series One USB drive contact us at info@sdhs2019.ca

Please add “Order” in the subject line, and include only your name, email address and number of copies you would like to order in the email. We will contact you to arrange payment and shipping.

Here’s our promo of the “Historically Speaking” documentary series