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"x22" were placed in strategic resorts, restaurants and on telephone poles to advertise these dances. This poster and the others are from the Sutton family who were the original owners of the Bala Bay Inn where these were displayed. They have never left the Sutton family. These are 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 posters are truly wonderful pieces 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 presently known.
These four posters would date from 1957 to 1963.