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May 2005

Hughes Corn Flower: An Elegant Canadian Tradition

By Walter Lemiski M.A. The founder of the W.J. Hughes Corn Flower Company, William John Hughes, was born in Dufferin County, Ontario in the early 1880’s. As a young man he was employed by Roden Brothers silversmiths of Toronto in the 1890’s. Fortunately for him and for glass collectors, when that firm expanded their lines […]