Hinton Antiques

SOLD  Big Band Advertising Posters - Muskoka Treasures!!!


hintonHinton Antiques is located in Washago, Ontario

For 20 years after the Second World War the place to dance and be entertained in the summer was Dunn's Pavilion in Bala, Ontario, in the heart of Muskoka. World class entertainment such as the Glenn Miller Band, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington to Count Basie graced the stage at Dunn's.
Silk screen posters measuring 14" x 22" were placed in strategic resorts, restaurants and on telephone poles to advertise these dances. These posters come from the Sutton family who were the original owners of the Bala Bay Inn where they were displayed. This is a set of four that have been professionally framed and mounted.
framed measurements -
outside - 18 1/2" x 26"
inside - 13 3/4" x 21 1/4"
These treasures are a truly wonderful piece of Muskoka history! In the early 1960's Dunn's Pavilion became The Muskoka Pavilion. By 1965 it became known as The Kee to Bala as it is today.
These four posters would date from 1957 to 1963.